Return as Pilgrimage

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244535
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520938694 | DOI:
Return as Pilgrimage

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This chapter examines Ahmad al-Junayd's localist project of restoring the houses, mosques, and graves of the ancestors in Tarim. It discusses his other work of writing manuals that could guide pilgrims in and around Tarim graves. It suggests that this is an example genealogy acquiring a bending power, curving the journeys of persons back to the graves of Tarim and contends that that power builds on the genealogical canon that developed in the diaspora.

Keywords: Ahmad al-Junayd; localist project; Tarim; graves; pilgrims; genealogy; diaspora

Chapter.  11278 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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