In Amma's Healing Room. Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India. JOYCE BURKHALTER FLUECKIGER.

In Amma's Healing Room. Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India.

United States: Indiana University Press, 2006. First Edition. Stock ID #177129

Black and white illustrations, xix + 294pp, index, bibliography, notes, glossary, appendix, light pencil marking throughout, signature of a prior owner front free endpaper, still a good paperback copy.

"In Amma's Healing Room is a compelling study of the life and thought of a female Muslim spiritual healer in Hyderabad, South India. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger describes Amma's practice as a form of vernacular Islam arising in a particular locality, one in which the boundaries between Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity are fluid.

In the "healing room," Amma meets a diverse clientele that includes men and women, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian, of varied social backgrounds, who bring a wide range of physical, social, and psychological afflictions." (Publisher's description).

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