Home > History & Humanities > Religion & Spirituality > Islam > Islamic worship, rites & ceremonies > Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century
Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century

Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century


  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star



International Edition


About the Book

Sufism is often regarded as standing mystically aloof from its wider cultural settings. By turning this perspective on its head, Indian Sufism since the Seventeenth Century reveals the politics and poetry of Indian Sufism through the study of Islamic sainthood in the midst of a cosmopolitan Indian society comprising migrants, soldiers, litterateurs and princes.

Placing the mystical traditions of Indian Islam within their cultural contexts, this interesting study focuses on the shrines of four Sufi saints in the neglected Deccan region and their changing roles under the rule of the Mughals, the Nizams of Haydarabad and, after 1948, the Indian nation. In particular Green studies the city of Awrangabad, examining the vibrant intellectual and cultural history of this city as part of the independent state of Haydarabad. He employs a combination of historical texts and anthropological fieldwork, which provide a fresh perspective on developments of devotional Islam in South Asia over the past three centuries, giving a fuller understanding of Sufism and Muslim saints in South Asia.


About the Author:

Nile Green is Milburn Fellow at lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and Lecturer in South Asian Studies at Manchester University. His wide-ranging research interests focus on Sufism and the history and ethnography of Islam in South Asia, Iran and Afghanistan.

>


Best Sellers



Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415549882
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 13
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 214
  • Series Title: Routledge Sufi
  • Sub Title: Saints, Books and Empires in the Muslim Deccan
  • Width: 156 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0415549884
  • Publisher Date: 01 Apr 2009
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Weight: 341 gr


Similar Products


Write A Review
Write your own book review for Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star
  • Gray Star


 

 

Top Reviews
Be the first to write a review on this book Indian Sufism Since the Seventeenth Century

New Arrivals



Inspired by your browsing history