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Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Nile Green

Abstract

This book reveals the tensions between mobility and locality through the ways Sufi Islam responded to demands of settlement by preserving the migrant bodies of blessed men and the shrines, texts and rituals that surrounded them. The book uses a wide range of Persian and Urdu texts, alongside architectural and ritual traditions from the early modern period, to bring to life the cosmopolitan but often internally differentiated communities of Muslims that emerged in India between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. Tracing how these different Muslim communities located their sense of belongi ... More

Keywords: India, South Asia, Islam, Muslims, Sufism, Persian, Mughal, space, settlement, migrant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.001.0001

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Nile Green, author

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