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作者 Irani, Ayesha A
書名 Sacred biography, translation, and conversion: The "Nabivam&dotbelow;sa" of Saiyad Sultan and the making of Bengali Islam, 1600--present
國際標準書號 9781267131461
book jacket
說明 615 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 73-05, Section: A, page:
Adviser: Jamal J. Elias
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 2011
The present dissertation is a study of the Nabivam&dotbelow;sa , "The Prophet's Lineage," the first biography of the Prophet Muh&dotbelow;ammad to be composed in Bangla, in the first half of the seventeenth century. A literary milestone in the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural history of Islam, it marks a significant contribution to Bangla's rich literary corpus, and became a canonical work for the late-medieval Islamic Bangla literary tradition. This hitherto little-studied text is used to examine the nature of Islamic expansion on Bengal's eastern frontier, addressing issues of religious competition, identity formation, and conversion. These were central concerns of the author, Saiyad Sultan (fl. 1615--1646), who was an important Sufi pir. By situating the Nabivam&dotbelow;sa, on the one hand, in the literary traditions of medieval Islam---historiographies, tales of the prophets, biographies and ascension narratives of the Prophet Muh&dotbelow;ammad---and in local Bangla epic, puran&dotbelow;ic, and hagiographical traditions, on the other, the dissertation studies the processes of translation by which local cultural figures and Bangla literary forms are used to legitimate and root the Arabian Prophet of Islam in Bengal. In examining the life of a text across the subject-author-text-community continuum over a time-span of nearly four hundred years, the dissertation traces the Nabivam&dotbelow;sa's trajectory from its manuscript circulation in southeast Bengal into the print era, investigating the author's legacy and the text's meaning in various publics of memory
School code: 0175
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 73-05A
主題 Religion, History of
History, Asia, Australia and Oceania
Islamic Studies
South Asian Studies
Alt Author University of Pennsylvania. South Asia Regional Studies
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