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Islam in India or Qanun-i-Sharif

1921

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But in the present instance at the kind request of a possessor of favour and kindness a man of great learning and magnanimity a mine of humanity a fountain of generosity a just appreciator of the worth of both high and low well versed in the mysteries of philosophy a Plato of the age in medicine a second Galen nay the Hippocrates of the day Dr. [...] The toils of the journey the uncongeniality of climate the savage character of the inhabitants have not been able to deter the progress of the former ; the labour of solitary study the scantiness of the materials or the dark mists of antiquity have failed to damp the ardour of the latter. [...] The adventurous foot of man has penetrated the dark forests of America crossed the burning deserts of Africa and ascended the lofty snow-clad summits of the Himalaya ; his ships have swept the ocean and visited the most sequestered shores from the dreary abodes of the torpid Esquimaux to the tepid isles of cheerful Otaheite and the inhospitable coast of the cannibals of New Zealand : and though [...] The account begins with the ceremonies at the seventh month of the mother's pregnancy details the various rites peformed by the parents during the several periods of the lives of their children as they grow to maturity and the almost endless ceremonies of matrimony. [...] Under Aurangzeb a fanatical Sunni Musaimam the policy of tolertion was abandoned and the destruction of Hindu temples and idols and the imposition of the Jizya or poll-tax on unbelievers alienated the Rajputs and led to the rise of the Maratha power in the Deccan.

Title Pages Author/Editor
Preface i-xl Jafar Sharif

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Chapter I Ethnography 1-16 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter II Birth 17-34 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter III Rites After Birth 35-42 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter IV Initiation Birthdays 43-47 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter V Circumcision 48-50 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter VI Growth and Education 51-52 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter VII The Coming of Age of a Girl and a Boy 53-55 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter VIII Marriage 56-108 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter X The Foundations of Islam 109-124 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XI Prayer 125-133 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XII Vows and Oblations; Some Indo-Musalman Saints 134-143 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XIII Religious Buildings and Other Appliances for Worship 144-150 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XIV The Muharram Festival 151-185 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XV The Terah Tezi and Akhiri Chaharshamba Festivals 186-187 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XVI The Barah Wafat; New Year and Spring Festivals 188-191 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XVII The Festival of Pir-I-Dastagir 192-194 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XVIII The Festival of the Saint Zinda Shah Madar 195-196 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XIX The Festival of the Saint Qadirwali Sahib 197-200 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XX The Saints Rajab Salar and Sayyid Jalalu-D-Din of Bokhara; The Ascent of the Prophet to Heaven; Guga 201-202 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXI The Shab-I-Barat Festival 203-204 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXII The Ramazan Festival 205-209 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXIII The Lamp Festival of Banda Nawaz 1 Gesu Daraz 210-210 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXIV The Idu-L-Fitr Festival 211-213 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXV The Baqar Id Festival 214-217 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXVI Magic 218-x Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXVII Amulets and Charms 247-263 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXVIII Magical Methods 264-273 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXIX The Magical Detection of Thieves 274-277 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXX Travelling; Lucky and Unlucky Days 278-282 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXXI Sufi Mysticism 283-299 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXXII Dress The Toilet 300-312 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXXIII Jewellery 313-314 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXXIV Food and Drink 315-324 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXXV Intoxicants Stimulants 325-330 Jafar Sharif

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Chapter XXXVI Games 331-338 Jafar Sharif

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Epilogue 339-340 Jafar Sharif

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Index-Vocabulari 341-374 Jafar Sharif

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philosophy religion

Pages
438
SARF Document ID
sarf.144812

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