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PUBLISHER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; SERIES EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION ; INTRODUCTION: ANTHROPOLOGY, ISLAM AND PAKISTAN ; 1. Of Children and Jinns: An Enquiry into an Unexpected Friendship during Uncertain Times ; NAVEEDA KHAN ; 2. The Modern Businessman and the Pakistani Saint: The Interpenetration of Worlds ; KATHERINE EWING ; 3. Islamic Influences on Sociolegal Conditions of Pakistani Women ; ANITA WEISS ; 4. Religious Education and the Rhetoric of Reform: The Madrasas in British India and Pakistan ; MUHAMMAD QASIM ZAMAN ; 5. Reforming Mysticism: Sindhi Separatist Intellectuals in Pakistan ; OSKAR VERKAAIK ; 6. Flagellation and Fundamentalism: Transforming Meaning, Identity, and Gender through Pakistani Women's Rituals of Mourning ; MARY ELAINE HEGLAND ; 7. The Sunni-Shia Conflict in Jhang ; MARIAM ABOU ZAHAB ; 8. Langar: Pilgrimage, Sacred Exchange, and Perpetual Sacrifice in a Sufi Saint's Lodge ; PNINA WERBNER ; 9. All-male Sonic Gatherings, Islamic Reform and Masculinity in Northern Pakistan ; MAGNUS MARSDEN ; 10. Selves and Others: Representing Multiplicities of Difference in Gilgit and Northern Areas of Pakistan ; MARTIN SOKEFELD ; 11. Islam, the State, and Identity: The Zikris of Balochistan ; INAYATULLAH BALOCH ; 12. Sakineh, The Narrator of Karbala: An Ethnographic Description of Women's Majles Ritual in Pakistan ; SHEMEEM BURNEY ABBAS ; 13. Al-Huda: Of Allah and the Power-Point ; SADAF AHMAD ; 14. The Rise of Sunni Militancy in Pakistan: The Changing Role of Islamism and the Ulama in Society and Politics ; S.V.R. NASR ; 15. The Poetics of 'Sufi' Practice: Drumming, Dancing, and Complex Agency at Madho Lal Husain ; RICHARD K. WOLF ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS ; INDEX

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Dr Magnus Marsden is a fellow of Trinity College and the Graduate Officer in Research at the Centre of South Asian Studies, the University of Cambridge. He lectures on the anthropology of Islam, as well as on religion and politics in Pakistan.

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