Piro and the Gulabdasis : Gender, Sect, and Society in Punjab

by: Anshu Malhotra

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  • Hardback
  • ISBN: 0-19-946818-4
  • Edition(s): Jan-2017 / 1st
  • Pages: 406
  • Availability: Out of stock
The middle decades of the nineteenth century in Punjab were a time of the disintegration of the Sikh empire and the emergence of a colonial one. Situating her study in this turbulent age, Author delves into the tumultuous life of a hitherto unknown woman, Piro, and her little-known sect, the Gulabdasis. Piro’s forceful autobiographical narrative knits a fanciful tale of abduction and redemption, while also claiming agency over her life. Piro’s is the extraordinary voice of a low-caste Muslim and a former prostitute who reinvents her life as an acolyte in a heterodox sect.

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