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Religious performance in contemporary Islam Shiʻi devotional rituals in South Asia by Vernon James Schubel

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Published by University of South Carolina Press in Columbia, S.C .
Written in English



  • Karachi (Pakistan)


  • Shīʻah -- Pakistan -- Karachi.,
  • Tenth of Muḥarram.,
  • Karachi (Pakistan) -- Religious life and customs.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-189) and index.

Statementby Vernon James Schubel.
SeriesStudies in comparative religion, Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
LC ClassificationsBP194.5.T4 S38 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 198 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1735874M
ISBN 10087249859X
LC Control Number92040889

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