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Mehta here provides an ethnographic account of a community of Muslim weavers in Ansari north India. He focuses particularly on the nature of weaving, its links with the sacred, and its central role in the social structure.
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"This book, an ethnographically-rich study of a community of Muslim handloom weavers in village north India...contributes to the scholarly understanding of the social, economic, and religious activities and identity of contemporary Muslims in India through a case study...the book is interesting....Mehta explores the fluidity of ritual, and he captures this aspect in his detailed analysis....a thought-provoking monograph."--Journal of Ritual Studies
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Book Description Published by Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997. , , 277 pages, , OUP stamp to upper free endpaper and title page, First Edition , slight bumping to upper edge of spine, book in very good condition , wrappers in near fine condition , green card covers, illustrated and decorated boards with white and black titles, decorated spine with white and green titles, identical wrappers, cellophane cover 22 x 14.5 cms Hardback ISBN: 0195640217. Seller Inventory # 67149