The Mughals and the Sufis Islam and political imagination in India, 1500-1750 Muzaffar Alam.Material type: TextPublisher: Ranikhet Permanent Black 2022Description: xiii, 454 p. 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788178246567Subject(s): Sufism -- India -- History | Islam and politics -- India | Islam and state -- India | Mogul Empire -- Religion | Mogul Empire -- Politics and government | India -- Politics and government -- 997-1765DDC classification: 297.4
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: A long view of Sufism and political culture in India -- The Mughals, the Sufi Shaikhs, and the formation of the Akbari dispensation -- A Sufi critique of religious law, tasawwuf, and politics in Mughal India -- Shah Madar, Sufi religion, and a view of "true Islam" in a Mughal Chishti Tazkira -- Strategy and imagination in a Mughal Sufi story of creation -- In search of a sacred king : Dara Shukoh and the Yogavasisthas of Mughal India -- Piety, poetry, and the contested loyalties of Mughal princesses, c. 1635-1700 -- The Naqshbandi Shaikhs of Sirhind in Aurangzeb's empire and its aftermath.
"Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centred around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality"--