Muslim Festivals in India and Other Essays

Muslim Festivals in India and Other Essays

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Author: Garcin De Tassy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 197
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978-0-19-564314-5


Originally written in French and translated here for the first time into English, the Memoir presents a graphic account of the Indian Muslim Festivals in nineteenth century India.

This graphic account of Indian Muslim festivals in India are based on contemporary accounts, as observed by the participants themselves. The majority of these were Hindus who added their practices to thee supposedly Islamic events. De Tassy reveals ho Muslims in India have adopted certain religious practices not found in other Muslim countries, which have no sanction in the Quran, and which often contradict Islamic scriptures.

Besides Tassy's celebrated work, this volume also contains his reviews of the classic Observations on the Musulmauns of India, and Ja'far Sharif's work on Muslim Customs, Qanoon-e Islam.


The translation from French into English by Professor M Waseem, is lucid and free flowing. The comprehensive introduction puts the information contained in the book in scholarly perspective and brings out its contemporary relevance. The appendix on the Sufi mystical order . . And the imaginatively prepared index speak of the meticulous care that has gone into the conception and translation of the book. - India Perspectives