From Restrained Indifference to Calculated Defiance: Chishti Sufis in the Sultanate of Delhi (1190-1400)

From Restrained Indifference to Calculated Defiance: Chishti Sufis in the Sultanate of Delhi (1190-1400)

by Tanvir Anjum

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199060092
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/08/2011
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tanvir Anjum is presently an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, Pakistan. Born in 1973 in Lahore, she did her bachelors from Government Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore (1993), M.Sc. and M.Phil. (1996 and 1998 respectively) with gold medals, and Ph.D. (2006) from the Department of History, QAU, Islamabad. Her areas of specialization and interest include Sufism and State in pre-modern South Asia, and intellectual history of the Muslims in South Asia, beside privatization in Pakistan.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Sufism and its Political Dimension: A Historical Background
2. Chisht? Sufis in India: Carving out their Space in the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1236)
3. Preservation of the Space of the Chisht? Sufis (1236-1265)
4. Expansion of the Space (1265-1325)
5. State's Encroachment on the Space of the Chisht? Sufis (1325-1351)
6. Chisht? Sufis' Resistance to Encroachment on the Space (1325-1351)
7. Manoeuvring and Containment of the Space by the State (1351-1398)
8. Response to State Manoeuvring and Containment (I): Defence and Realignment of the Space by the Chishts (1351-1398)
9. Response to State Manoeuvring and Containment (II): Negotiation of the Space by the Descendants of the Chisht? Shaykhs (1351-1400)
Summary and Conclusion
Epilogue: Relationship of Khwjah G'sdirz with the Bahmani Sultans
Bibliography
Glossary
Appendix I
Spiritual Genealogy of Notable Chisht? Sufis in India during the 13th and 14th Centuries
Appendix II
Timeline indicating Important Developments in the Chisht? Silsilah and the Delhi Sultanate during the 13th and 14th Centuries
Appendix III
List of Titles of the Delhi Sultans and the Eminent Chisht? Shaykhs
Appendix IV
Genealogy of Lineal Descendants of Bibi Fard
Index

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