Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
53 | 2017

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
53 | 2017

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chevron_rightLingue e culture del Medio ed Estremo Oriente

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Vol. 53 | Num. 1 | Giugno 2017

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 53 | 2017

Literary Mirrors and the Reconstruction of the Holy Places of Shiism in Nawabi Lucknow
A Few Topological Asides from Qatīl to Ghālib

Stefano Pellò
ORCID 0000-0001-5496-8605 
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
pello@unive.it

DOI 10.14277/2385-3042/AnnOr-53-17-5

Submitted 19 Apr 2017
Accepted 29 Mag 2017

Abstract

The article deals with a few literary responses, in Persian and Urdu, to the reconstruction of the sacred places of Shiite Islam in the North Indian centre of Lucknow. Focusing on some lines of poetry of representative authors of the period such as Ghālib and Qatīl, the paper hints at some possible and hitherto overlooked textual paths to look at the capital of the Shiite state of Awadh as a significant literary space-time to be located in a peculiar ‘region’ of that geography of the ‘Ajam and the Indo-Persian. By adopting a loose topological approach, we show how an analysis of the poetical discourse on the city and the places of Shiite pilgrimages might help in understanding how the Nawabi architectural theatrics were received and what were the implications of the urban dissemination of Imambaras and other comparable structures.

Keywords
Lucknow. Ghalib. Qatil. Indo-Persian. Shi‘a. Imambara.

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Pellò Stefano

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Literary Mirrors and the Reconstruction of the Holy Places of Shiism in Nawabi Lucknow

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-3042/AnnOr-53-17-5

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The article deals with a few literary responses, in Persian and Urdu, to the reconstruction of the sacred places of Shiite Islam in the North Indian centre of Lucknow. Focusing on some lines of poetry of representative authors of the period such as Ghālib and Qatīl, the paper hints at some possible and hitherto overlooked textual paths to look at the capital of the Shiite state of Awadh as a significant literary space-time to be located in a peculiar ‘region’ of that geography of the ‘Ajam and the Indo-Persian. By adopting a loose topological approach, we show how an analysis of the poetical discourse on the city and the places of Shiite pilgrimages might help in understanding how the Nawabi architectural theatrics were received and what were the implications of the urban dissemination of Imambaras and other comparable structures.

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

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Vol. 53 | Num. 1 | Giugno 2017

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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None

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2017-04-19

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2017-05-29

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1125-3789

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2385-3042

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Lucknow

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Ghalib

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Qatil

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Indo-Persian

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Shi‘a

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Imambara

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