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When Sun Meets MoonGender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry$
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Scott Kugle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469626772

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001

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Transit—When Sufis Meet Shiʿis

Transit—When Sufis Meet Shiʿis

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(p.120) Chapter Six Transit—When Sufis Meet Shiʿis
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When Sun Meets Moon
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Scott Kugle

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0007

Siraj Awrangabadi and Mah Laqa Bai share much in common through literature, performance, and sublimation of erotic desires. But they differ in terms of sectarian allegiance. This chapter discusses the historical and theological commonalities between Sufi interpretations of Sunni allegiance, and vernacular Indian interpretations of Shi`i allegiance. Analyzing the devotional topography of the Deccan, the chapter argues that in this region, these separate, sectarian allegiances converged more than they diverged, despite warfare between the Shi`i Qutb-Shahi kings and the Sunni Mughal emperors.

Keywords:   Shi`ism, Sufism, Imam Husain, Ashura, Qutb-Shahi Dynasty, Golconda, Muharram, Mawla `Ali shrine

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