From our archives: ‘Ginan Central’ in the Library at University of Saskatchewan, Canada| Ginan Index and Search Tool (GIST) — Website maintained by Karim Tharani

‘Ginan Central’ in the Library at University of Saskatchewan, Canada| Ginan Index and Search Tool (GIST) — Website maintained by Karim Tharani

Posted by PADERBORNERSJ on JUNE 6, 2015

‘Ginan Central’ in the Library of University of Saskatchewan, Canada

The purpose of this website is to make primary sources of ginansavailable to researchers and community in order to facilitate much-needed bibliographic and scholarly attention to this hidden corpus of ethnocultural knowledge. Most of the ginans were initially recorded using the Khojki script which is now at the brink of extinction as well. Visit Ginan Central for more resources on ginans.

GIST is part of a research study being led by Karim Tharani, a librarian and tenured faculty at the University of Saskatchewan, in consultation with Dr. Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University. For more information or questions, please contact gist@library.usask.ca.

Perhaps the greatest obstacle for further studies on the ginan literature is the almost total absence of any kind of textual criticism on the literature. Thus far merely two out of the nearly one thousand compositions have been critically edited. Naturally, the availability of reliably edited texts is fundamental to any substantial scholarship in this field. – Professor Ali Asani,Harvard University

More on:

http://gist.usask.ca/

Listen Ginans from the collection by clicking the names under the Reciter or Albums:

RECITERS

Alijah Ismail Alibhai
Alijah Ismail Alibhai and Khadija Alidina
Alinah Mohamed
Amin Meghji
Amirali Nanji
Anil Walji
Farida Karmali
Farida Karmali and Maheboob Chaglani
Jaferali Surmawala
Karim Bhoja
Karima Kara
Maheboob Chaglani
Maqbool Khawaja Vazir Amirali
Mumtaz Bhulji
Nageer Jamal
Naz and Alikhan Hasham
Nurbanu Shariff
Parviz Somji
Rameez Karim & Najma Karim
Shabnam Merali
Shailla Kherani
Shenu Mawji
Shirin Virji
Taufiq Karmali
various reciters

Source: http://gist.usask.ca/

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