Shrines in Pakistan are complex social institutions with number of characteristics which bring people together despite cultural and geographical diversity that exists in their individual backgrounds. The Shrines have an internal organization, usually led by a Pir, besides a number of functionaries necessary for carrying out the diverse activities of the shrine. In this way, the shrines have the capability of making a positive contribution in the integration and unity of Pakistani society. The present book is based on the ethnographic study of the Shrine of Pir Mehr Ali Shah, located in the village of Golra Sharif in Islamabad, Pakistan. The operation of the shrine's activities and its increasing popularity among the people can be explained in terms of satisfaction of the religious, psychological, social, economic and political needs of the followers and the associated communities.
|Number of Pages||136|
|Book Type||Religion: general|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-07-31 00:00:00|