Mullahs on the Mainframe is an ethnography in the old style and well worth reading for how it triangulates surveys, history, biography, interviews, and. 7 Jan Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity among the Daudi Bohras. Jonah Blank. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, vii. Jonah Blank. Mullahs on the Mainframe: Islam and Modernity Among the Daudi Bohras. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xviii + pp. $
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He also undermines inaccurate and often unkind stereotypes of Islam and raises issues crucial to the enterprise of organized religion in general, particularly in a world that has passed from the challenging shores of modernity to the positively daunting uncharted seas of postmodernity.
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In this important, myth-shattering book, the West gets its first look at the Daudi Maincrame, a unique Muslim mainfrmae who have found the core of their religious beliefs largely compatible with modern ideology. Other editions – View all Mullahs on the Mainframe: Oct 28, Daughters Of Abraham added it Shelves: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Reporting as a participant observer, Blank describes a ceremony of great passion and devotion, Mullahs on the Mainframe: Ethnographies of and in Muslim communities over the past quarter century have consistently documented embedded patron-client relations throughout the range of Islamic expression: The mullahs in question are an anomaly in conventional wisdom about the Muslim world, but not in that world’s actual conventions.
The community is Ismaili, a Shia sect known to western observers largely through the figure of aminframe Aga Khan and the mainftame of the medieval assassins that launched Bernard Lewis’s career.
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