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Orsini, Francesca (2023) 'Alphabet Poems and other Urdu Religious Booklets.' International Journal of Islam in Asia, 3 (1-2). pp. 128-153.

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Religious booklets formed a substantial part of the boom in commercial publishing and print culture in nineteenth and early-twentieth north India, cheaply available and widely reprinted by multiple publishers. This essay considers two popular texts that allow us to trace some of the range and of the linguistic and emotional contours of this production. Alif Be alphabet poems gesture towards the earlier history of Muslim oral traditions in north India. Short Wafātnāma verse narratives on the death of the Prophet Muhammad, conversely, were most likely produced by authors connected to Sunni reform movements and sought to focus their devotion on the Prophet alone.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Pharmaceutical Science
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
ISSN: 25899988
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2023 11:32

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