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Title: Avātara e maestro vivente : il ruolo mediatore di Amarlāl, signore immortale delle acque, nella tradizione popolare del Sindh
Authors: Dähnhardt, Thomas
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Padova, Studio Editoriale Gordini
Abstract: The present article wants to point out the existence of and analyse some of the peculiar features that distinguish one of the most popular figures in Sindhi popular culture known most commonly as Amarlāl, the "immortal saint" or Jhūlelāl, the "swinging child". Focusing on the close association the patron saint of Sind bears with the waters of the river Indus, the author has tried to look especially at the mediating role played by this enigmatic figure, stressing the existing links between different degrees of existence on one hand and different socio-religious realities on the other. Thus emerges the interesting case study of a cross-cultural phenomenon which brings together the elaborate cosmological theories of India and Islam and the subtle bonds that for many centuries have governed community life in Sind.
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