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The Voice in the DrumMusic, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia$
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Richard K. Wolf

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038587

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038587.001.0001

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A Silver Box

A Silver Box

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The Voice in the Drum

Richard K. Wolf

University of Illinois Press

This chapter describes Muharram Ali's life after his journey. Ahmed Khan told Ali to get two old volumes hidden in the inner compartment of the almirah: a thick leather-bound folio with flaking gold foil and a neatly bound diary. According to Ahmed, the big volume is his family's rūbakār. It contains information for organizing Muharram in Aminabad. Flipping to a random page in the rūbakār, Ali found specifications for the ziyārats. The smaller volume is Ahmed's journal. After Sufiya's mother died in Lahore, Ali traveled to the city and married Sufiya. They were never to live in the same country together.

Keywords:   diary, Muharram Ali, Ahmed Khan, rūbakār, Muharram, Aminabad, ziyārats

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