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Soufisme et espace urbain. Circulations rituelles dans la localité de Sehwan Sharif

Abstract : This article seeks to describe the forms of social and spatial organization of a Sufi saint’s cult drawing on the example of the locality of Sehwan, located along the Indus valley in the Sindh region. Based on empirical data collected during fieldwork activities in southern Pakistan as part of the French Interdisciplinary Project in Sindh (MIFS), I will show how the system of ritual processions shapes local society on the occasion of two major events of the ritual calendar: one is the festival commemorating the death anniversary of the saint and the other is observance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain in Karbala. The comparative study of these two events, one being highly regulated by the local administration and the other, polarized by the competition between several lineages of spiritual leaders, will lead us to question the role of Shiism in the development of a Sufi shrine.
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Rémy Delage. Soufisme et espace urbain. Circulations rituelles dans la localité de Sehwan Sharif. Territoires du religieux dans les mondes indiens. Parcourir, mettre en scène, franchir, 34, pp.149-175, 2016. ⟨halshs-02992965⟩

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