A History of Sufism in India: Vol. I: Early Sufism and Its History

By: Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi

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This work seeks to study Sufism as a psycho-historical phenomenon. The author finds it efficacious to combat social and political upheavals which are brought about by prolonged political revolutions, associated with autocratic oppression and economic deprivation. It is divided into two volumes. The present volume outlines the history of Sufism before it was firmly established in India and then goes on to discuss the principal trends in Sufi developments therefrom the thirteenth to the beginning of the sixteenth centuries. Chronologically it is concerned with Sufi history from the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate to the beginning of the Mughal Empire. Naturally it lays great emphasis on the Chistiyya, Suhrawardiyya, Firdausiyya and Kubrawiyya orders, but the contributions made by qalandars and legendary and semi-legendary saints have also not been neglected. A detailed discussion of the interaction of medieval Hindu mystic traditions and Sufism shows a unique polarity between the intolerant rigidity of the orthodox and the flexibility of the Sufis in India. Printed Pages: 480 with 2 coloured illustrations and 2 maps.

Title: A History of Sufism in India: Vol. I: Early Sufism and Its History

Author Name: Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi

Categories: Sufism, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

ISBN: 8121500397

ISBN 13: 9788121500395

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms

Seller ID: 022672

Keywords: Islam Muslim Indian Sufi Sufism