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“Would That You Could Bury Me, Too, Beside My Brother!”: Women’s Roles in Shia Devotional Literature

  • David Pinault

Abstract

My knowledge of women’s Muharram in Hyderabad was altogether secondhand until one hot afternoon in August 1989 in the town’s Old City neighborhood. I was supposed to interview an informant at his place of work, a storefront not far from the crumbling archway of the Inayat Jung palace. He had promised to show me the private shrine set up by his family behind the shop.

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