The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

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Index
Page references in italics refer to illustrations.
‘Abbas (saint), 228n3; bodily hosts of xviii, 51, 53, 55-57, 64, 163; honorifics for, 2; martyrdom of, 109
‘Abbas, Maulānā, 165-68; moral narratives of, 168
Abbas rauẓa (Ḥusain Ṭekrī), 46; challā at, 121; construction of, 226; healing at, 85; well of, 2
abjad, 256n93; Muslim practitioners of, 251n34
absence, in lobān consumption, 113
abundance: of lobān, 103, 128, 153; in South Asian culture, 113
Aga Khan, 37, 235n22
Agarwal sisters, 109
Aghori, as magicians, 251n34
AIIMS (hospital), 169
Akbar (emperor), 39
Aladin Sahib, 36-37
Alam, Muzaffar, 4
‘Ali, Maulā(cousin of Muhammad), 228n3; agents of, 143; commands from, 12324; honorifics of, 2, 256n89; as imām, 3; martyrdom of, 69; in pilgrims’ narratives, 60; relationship with Hinduism, 210; submission to, 124; visions of, 86; visitation of, 45, 203-4
‘Ali rauẓa (Ḥusain Ṭekrī), xix, xx; construction of, 236n39; courtyard of, 46; divine spring of, 45; lobān distribution at, 237n42
All-India Momin Conference (political organization), 255n66
allopathy, 112, 169, 170
ātmā (spirits of dead), 181
Ambemātā (goddess), 33
aṁgrez (“white” non-Indians), 250n5, 251n29; threats from, 181
ancestors: interventions by, 206; veneration of, 247n35, 252n47
Anderson, Benedict, 173; Imagined Communities, 249n3
Arabic script: in healing practices, 252n37; role in Islam, 17
Asad, Talal, 13
asceticism: everyday, 147-48, 150; ḥāẓirī and, 132
Asher, Catherine, 31-32
Assayag, Jackie, 20, 135, 244n2
auliyā (honorific), 2, 5

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