A Scent of Sandalwood: Indo-Ismaili Religious Lyrics (Ginans) Volume 1 Aziz Esmail

ISBN: 9780700717675

Published: January 31st 2002

Hardcover

227 pages


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A Scent of Sandalwood: Indo-Ismaili Religious Lyrics (Ginans) Volume 1  by  Aziz Esmail

A Scent of Sandalwood: Indo-Ismaili Religious Lyrics (Ginans) Volume 1 by Aziz Esmail
January 31st 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 227 pages | ISBN: 9780700717675 | 10.46 Mb

The Ginans are religious lyrics or hymns that have long been a central part of the religious life of the Indian Mizari Ismaili community (known as Khojas). The lyrics or hymns reflect the synthetic and ecumenical reach characteristics of alliedMoreThe Ginans are religious lyrics or hymns that have long been a central part of the religious life of the Indian Mizari Ismaili community (known as Khojas).

The lyrics or hymns reflect the synthetic and ecumenical reach characteristics of allied genres, such as the poetry of the Sufi and Bhakti traditions in the medieval, Indo-Islamic environment. Testifying to the origin and evolution of the Ismaili community in India, the Ginans continue to form this communitys living, poetic tradition to this day.



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