9780199065943

The Friends of God-Sufi Saints in Islam: Popular Poster Art from Pakistan

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199065943

  • ISBN 10:

    0199065942

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/03/2012
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Modern poster-portraits depicting Sufi saints and their shrines are a vivid medium of piety and devotion. These colourful, visually fascinating and powerful prints are particularly signifi cant for the study of contemporary views of the South Asian Sufi tradition shared by the common people.Unfolding a world of imagination, they reflect the visual aesthetics of folk art and pop art steeped in exuberance and playfulness. Through comprehensive documentation and analysis, this book aims to introduce the genre of popular Sufi poster art for the first time to a wider readership.

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