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Gabbay, Alyssa

Works: 2 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 180 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Alyssa Gabbay
Islamic tolerance : Amīr Khusraw and pluralism by Alyssa Gabbay( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia through the work of the poet, historian and musician Amir Khusraw and sheds new light on how Islam developed its own culture of tolerance. Countering stereotypes of Islam as intrinsically intolerant, the book provides a better understanding of how rhetorics of pluralism develop, which may aid in identifying and encouraging such discourses in the present. Khusraw, a practicing Muslim who showed great affection toward Hindus and used much indigenous imagery in his poetry, is an ideal figure through whom to explore these issues. Addressing issues of ethnicity, religion and gender in the early medieval period, Alyssa Gabbay demonstrates the pre-modern precedents for pluralism, conveying the broad sweep of Perso-Islamicate culture and the profound transformations it underwent in medieval South Asia. -- Publisher description
The language of tolerance : Amīr Khusraw and the development of Indo-Persian culture by Alyssa Gabbay( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.69 (from 0.69 for Islamic to ... to 0.84 for The langua ...)

Islamic tolerance : Amīr Khusraw and pluralism
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