Eternal Garden: Mysticism, History, and Politics at a South Asian Sufi Center / Edition 2

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Ernst's research, based on rare Persian manuscripts preserved in Sufi shrines in the medieval town of Khuldabad, a major centre of pilgrimage in the Indian Deccan, reveals the mystical teachings and practices of the Chishti Sufi order as taught by the ecstatic Shaykh Burhan al-Din Gharib (d. 1337) and his disciples. This second edition has a preface in which Ernst details the advances in the study of Sufism since the appearnance of this path-breaking book.
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Drawing on rare Persian manuscripts in Sufi shrines in a center of medieval pilgrimage in southern India, Ernst (religion, Pomona College, Claremont, California) reveals the beliefs and practices of the Chishti Sufi order as taught by the ecstatic Shaykh Burhan al-Din Gharib (d. 1337). On the way, he touches on some major issues in the study of the regions history and religion. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195668698
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. I Historiographical orientation : Sufism and Islam in South Asia
1 Sufism 5
2 Historiographies of Islam in India 18
3 Religion and empire in the Delhi Sultanate 38
4 The textual formation of oral teachings in the early Chishti order 62
5 The interpretation of the Sufi biographical tradition in India 85
Pt. II Chishti Sufism at Khuldabad
6 From Delhi to the Deccan 97
7 Burhan al-Din Gharib's establishment and teaching 118
8 The Indian environment and the question of conversion 155
Pt. III The Khuldabad Sufis in history
9 Political relations of the Khuldabad Chishtis 191
10 Political history of the Khuldabad shrines 201
11 Khuldabad as a sacred center in the local context 227
Pt. IV Conclusions
Pt. V Appendixes
A A Sufi bookshelf : the bibliography of Rukn al-Din Dabir Kashani 251
B A fifteenth-century revenue memorandum 264
C Mughul and Deccan farmans from Khuldabad 273
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