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Islam in Orissa: A Fascinating Socio-Cultural Study

Mohammed Yamin (Author)

This book seeks to examine the socio-cultural aspects of Islam in Orissa. Tracing the advent of Islam in Orissa, it critically analyses the available contemporary and later sources to comprehend the realm of syncretic social set-up, reconcile religious system and viable trade and commerce during and post-Islamic intervention in the state.

It also examines the impact of Islam on various facets of Orissan culture such as festivals, mannerism, cultural harmony, food habits, dress and ornaments, cosmetics and amusements, religious co-existence. The origin and universality of Sufism has been highlighted as well.

Contents: 1. Advent of Islam in Orissa. 2. Syncretic Society. 3. Religious Reconciliation. 4. Viable Trade and Commerce. Conclusion. Glossary. Appendices. Index.

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Title Islam in Orissa: A Fascinating Socio-Cultural Study
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.04.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9350183757, 9789350183755
length x+214p., 23cm.