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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Of Pirs and Pandits: Tradition of Hindu-Muslim Cultural Commonalities in Orissa
Journal Title:Manushi
Author(s):Apffel-Marglin, Frederique
Date of Publication:1995
Annotation:Considering rituals and practices shared by Hindus and Muslims in Orissa from the eleventh and twelve centuries to the present day, Appfel-Marglin discusses “the interpenetration and mutual influence” of Hinduism and Islam. She argues that despite the attempts of outsiders to provoke conflict between them for political or financial gain, Hindus and Muslims living in the same region continue to participate in each other’s festivals and ceremonies (e.g., the shared observance of the Hindu festival of menstruation, earth, and the Goddess).
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