Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi'ism
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The University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
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Karen G. Ruffle., & Karen G. Ruffle|AUTHOR. (2011). Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi'ism . The University of North Carolina Press.

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