At The Shrine of the Red Sufi : Five Days and Nights on Pilgrimage in Pakistan by Jurgen Wasim Frembgen Translated from German by Jane Ripken

188 pages HB 2011 Pak.

The narrative combines ethnographic “thick description” with a literary approach. This book is recommended for people interested in Islam, the lived Sufi tradition, Pakistan in general as well as literature reflecting quotidian Pakistani life.
The annual festival celebrated in honour of Pakistan’s most popular Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar is full of spiritual rapture, ecstasy, trance, magic, and devotion. In this vividly written narrative the renowned anthropologist and Islamologist, Jürgen Wasim Frembgen, takes the reader along with him to experience this unique ritual event and spectacle.
Stefan Weidner, a renowned writer and expert on Islam, has judged this book "German language version" as “one of the most exciting reports we owe to German cultural anthropology in recent decades”.
About the Author / Editor
Jürgen Wasim Frembgen is Chief Curator of the Oriental Department at the Museum of Ethnology in Munich as well as Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Munich. Since 1981 he has been teaching anthropology and Islamic Studies at different universities in Germany; in addition he had been a visiting professor at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad (National Institute of Pakistan Studies), National College of Arts in Lahore, and Ohio State University in Columbus, USA. He has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Pakistan (for instance in Nager and Hunza/Karakoram, Indus Kohistan, Punjab, and Sindh) on an annual basis since 1981. The Friends of God—Sufi Saints in Islam: Popular Poster Art from Pakistan (2006/OUP) and Journey to God: Sufis and Dervishes in Islam (2008/OUP). He has written extensively on cultures of the Eastern Muslim world between Iran and India, focusing particularly on Pakistan. Many of his books and articles deal with Islam, the Sufi tradition, veneration of Muslim saints, art and material culture, the anthropology of the body, social outsiders, and facets of popular culture.
In addition, he has curated numerous exhibitions dealing with cultures of the Muslim world.

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