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The Magic Doe: Qutban Suhravardi's Mirigavati

Wendy Doniger

Abstract

Mirigāvatī or The Magic Doe is the work of Shaikh Qutban Suhravardi, an Indian Sufi master who was also an expert poet and storyteller attached to the glittering court-in-exile of Sultan Husain Shah Sharqi of Jaunpur. Composed in 1503 as an introduction to mystical practice for disciples, this powerful Hindavi or early Hindi Sufi romance is a richly layered and sophisticated text, simultaneously a spiritual enigma and an exciting love story full of adventures. The Mirigāvatī is both an excellent introduction to Sufism and one of the true literary classics of pre-modern India, a story that draw ... More

Keywords: Mirigāvatī, The Magic Doe, Shaikh Qutban Suhravardi, Indian Sufi master, Sultan Husain Shah Sharqi, Jaunpur, Sufi romance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199842926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199842926.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Doniger, editor
University of Chicago, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions

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Front Matter

Foreword

Wendy Doniger

Introduction

Shaikh Qut̤ban Suhravardī

Prologue

Aditya Behl

Envoi

Aditya Behl