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Benazir en odeur de sainteté. Naissance d'un lieu de culte au Pakistan

Abstract : Following her assassination in 2007, Benazir Bhutto has been the object of a cult emerging in Pakistan. The family mausoleum, where several political martyrs of the Bhutto family are buried, has undergone major changes since the hanging of her father Zulfiqar in 1979. From a simple tomb with a local aura, the Bhutto mausoleum has become a place of commemoration of regional importance. What are the social and political conditions explaining the emergence of a new place of pilgrimage dedicated to Benazir ? Why has the family mausoleum not become a place of national remembrance, a symbol of struggle and resistance to oppression ? The aim of this paper is to deconstruct the founding process of this cult by questioning the role of martyrdom in forging the charismatic capital necessary for the emergence of a cult and analyzing the stages of its materialization through a funerary monument.
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Michel Boivin, Rémy Delage. Benazir en odeur de sainteté. Naissance d'un lieu de culte au Pakistan. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, Éditions de l’EHESS, 2010, pp.189-211. ⟨halshs-00703685⟩



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