- Title Pages
- Figures, Maps, and Photographs
- Translation and Transliteration from Urdu and Persian
Chapter OneCelestial Bodies Seen from Deccan Soil
First OrbitSiraj the Sun
Chapter TwoSiraj’s Bewilderment
Chapter ThreeSiraj’s Silence
Chapter FourEros and Spirit
Chapter FivePoetry as Music
Chapter SixTransit—When Sufis Meet Shiʿis
Second OrbitMah Laqa the Moon
Chapter SevenMah Laqa Bai’s Radiance
Chapter EightMah Laqa Bai’s Men
Chapter NineMah Laqa Bai’s Shame
Chapter TenThe Performance of Gender
Chapter ElevenMah Laqa Bai’s True Love
- Conjunction—When Sun Meets Moon
- Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks
- (p.1) Introduction
- When Sun Meets Moon
- University of North Carolina Press
The introduction explains the sun and moon as figured in the Qur’an and Islamic theology. The sun and moon are also primary symbols in Islamic poety, like in the Urdu language. This introduction presents the scholarship of Walters and Kalpaklı who analyze Turkish poetry as documenting relationships of love and power.
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