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

  • David Pinault


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.


Seventh Century Islamic Community Iranian Revolution Honorific Title Divine Foreknowledge 
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