In Search of Shiva: A Study of Folk Religious Practices in Pakistan

In Search of Shiva: A Study of Folk Religious Practices in Pakistan

Haroon Khalid


Hidden in the emerging tide of Islamic puritanism and extremism in Pakistan there's one other global of Islamic religiosity which doesn't glance in the direction of the center East for its spiritual id yet is in its place rooted within the cultural ideals of South Asia. Comprising traditions that experience their roots within the antiquity of the Indus Valley Civilization, it reveals expression in shrines of phallic choices, sacred animals and sacred timber. within the backdrop of financial improvement and emerging extremism, those shrines exist as an anomaly and are more and more susceptible to being eroded. turning out to be connectivity among rural and concrete components additional threatens the individuality of those shrines and non secular traditions.
In seek of Shiva records those spiritual traditions and reviews how they've got survived through the years and are actually adapting to the more and more inflexible spiritual weather in Pakistan.

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