Shaman, Saiva and Sufi

R.O. Winstedt

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Shaman, Saiva and Sufi is a book by English Orientalist R.O. Winstedt, first published in 1925. The book is an ethographic account of spiritual practices in Malaysia at the start of the 20th century, which included Shamanism, Animism, Hindu and Islamic influences. The author was instrumental in preserving several works of Malay literature. According to Australian Journal of Politics and History, Winstedt was the first British scholar to make a systematic survey of Malay material for historical purposes.

This book has 43,556 words, 70 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1925.

Production notes: This ebook of Shaman, Saiva and Sufi was published by Global Grey on the 23rd May 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Medicine Man, Performing His Mysteries over a Dying Man' by George Catlin.

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