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Regional Sufi Centres in India Significance and Contribution

Edited By Nasir Raza Khan Copyright 2023

    Regional Sufi Centres in India: Significance and Contribution sets out to explore and understand the hundreds of years old multi-religious sect of India, "Sufism," which advocates humane and global outlook for entire mankind and regards humanity as a brotherhood.

    Sufism came to India from its Arabic Turkic and Persian homes, instead of remaining confined to palaces and mosques. It spread out to all over India establishing regional Centres and Dargahs often known by the surnames of the families which sustained it, like Khanqah-e-Niazia, in Bareilly (UP), Khanqah Gesu Daraz in Gulbarga, and Firdausi in Bihar.

    The authors of this volume discuss some of the regional Sufi Centres in India and their contribution in the social emancipation of the society.

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    About the Contributors


    1. Sufi-Bhakti Saints and their Contributions in the Making of Region in Medieval Rajasthan


    2. Medieval Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Fawaidul Fowad

    Aleem Ashraf Khan

    3. The Concept of Sufism in Sant Darshan Singh’s Urdu Poetry

    A.K. Chaturvedi

    4. A History and Migration of Naqshbandiya from Central Asia to Aurangabad Deccan

    Shaikh Musak Rajjak

    5. Reformation and Vernacularization of Sufism in Bengal: Understanding the Formation of ‘Silsila-e-Furfura Sharif’ in West Bengal

    Abdul Matin

    6. Communal Harmony and the Mystical Thought

    Surayia Gull

    7. Politics and Piety in Troubled Times: Mirza Mazhar Jan I Janan’s Attitude Towards Other Religions

    Abdullah M. Chishti

    8. Sufi-Scholarly Impact of ‘Hadrami Sayyids’ In Malabar

    Zainul Abid T.

    9. Sufi Poet Amir Khusrau: A link between the court and the Khanqah

    Saifullah Saifi

    10. Sufi Saints and Dargahs of Medieval Jaunpur

    Syed Mohammad Amir


    Images of Regional Sufi Dargahs in India



    Nasir Raza Khan is Associate Professor at the Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. His areas of research include Religion, Society and Culture in Central Asia; Silk Road; and Contemporary Central Asia-India relations.