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Author Christomy, Tommy, 1959- author.

Title Signs of the wali : narratives at the sacred sites in Pamijahan, West Java / Tommy Christomy.

Publication Info. [Canberra] : ANU E Press, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 221 pages)
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Series Islam in Southeast Asia series
Islam in Southeast Asia series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-217).
Contents Introduction -- Signs in the valley -- Manuscripts in Pamijahan: Kakantun Karuhun -- The Babad Pamijahan: Sunda, Java and the identity of the Pamijahanese -- Karuhun, space, place and narratives -- Linking to the wider worlds of Sufism -- Grasping the Wali's teaching -- Tapping a blessing in the house a young Sufi -- Pilgrimage at Pamijahan: practice and narrative -- Conclusion.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on 09/29/2020).
Summary "This thesis is a study of traditional narratives which are recited and received both by villagers and pilgrims in regard to the local pilgrimage (ziarah) tradition in Pamijahan, particularly at Shaykh Abdul Muhyi's sacred site. The narratives will be examined as part of the popular beliefs of Priangan Timur or the eastern part of West Java. Locating them in the wider context of Sundanese oral and written traditions, my investigation will illuminate the nature and function of such traditions in the particular case of Pamijahan. The research will elucidate the role of the kuncen, the custodians of sacred sites, as guides and spiritual brokers who maintain the narratives. It will also be important to investigate the villagers' as well as visitors' view of the kuncen in regard to local pilgrimage. The study will also enhance comparative studies concerned with networks of holy men or saints (wali) on the island of Java (Pemberton 1994; Fox 1991: 20). I want to argue that people respond to, and participate in, saint veneration on pragmatic grounds. However, these grounds are subject to interpretation and contestation in time and space. In redefining their narratives, various individuals, such as custodians, Sufis, and even to some extent government functionaries, are considered to be authoritative persons by virtue of their capacity to conduct and manipulate narratives. As this argument develops, it will be important to understand the modes of signification in the village"--Provided by publisher
Language English.
Subject Islam and culture -- Indonesia -- Java.
Muslim saints -- Indonesia -- Java.
Islamic shrines -- Indonesia -- Jawa Barat.
Sundanese (Indonesian people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Sundanese literature -- History and criticism.
Saints in literature.
Islam et civilisation -- Indonésie -- Java.
Saints musulmans -- Indonésie -- Java.
Sanctuaires musulmans -- Indonésie -- Jawa Barat.
Saints dans la littérature.
Religion and beliefs.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Islam and culture. (OCoLC)fst00979871
Islamic shrines. (OCoLC)fst00980069
Muslim saints. (OCoLC)fst01030977
Saints in literature. (OCoLC)fst01103671
Sundanese (Indonesian people) -- Rites and ceremonies. (OCoLC)fst01138593
Sundanese literature. (OCoLC)fst01138613
Indonesia -- Java. (OCoLC)fst01244461
Indonesia -- Jawa Barat. (OCoLC)fst01208568
Indexed Term Ceremonies
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Christomy, Tommy, 1959-. Signs of the wali : narratives at the sacred sites in Pamijahan, West Java / Tommy Christomy. Canberra] : ANU E Press, [2008] 9781921313691
ISBN 1921313706
9781921313707 (electronic bk.)
9781921313691 (pb)
1921313692 (print)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459530 doi
AU@ 000043481479
AU@ 000058146338
AU@ 000071214416
GBVCP 1008651494

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