Regional Sufi Centres in India: Significance and Contribution sets out to explore and understand the hundreds of years old multi-religious sect of India, "Sufism," which advocates humane and global outlook for entire mankind and regards humanity as a brotherhood.

Sufism came to India from its Arabic Turkic and Persian homes, instead of remaining confined to palaces and mosques. It spread out to all over India establishing regional Centres and Dargahs often known by the surnames of the families which sustained it, like Khanqah-e-Niazia, in Bareilly (UP), Khanqah Gesu Daraz in Gulbarga, and Firdausi in Bihar.

The authors of this volume discuss some of the regional Sufi Centres in India and their contribution in the social emancipation of the society.

Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan)


About the Contributors


1. Sufi-Bhakti Saints and their Contributions in the Making of Region in Medieval Rajasthan


2. Medieval Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Fawaidul Fowad

Aleem Ashraf Khan

3. The Concept of Sufism in Sant Darshan Singh’s Urdu Poetry

A.K. Chaturvedi

4. A History and Migration of Naqshbandiya from Central Asia to Aurangabad Deccan

Shaikh Musak Rajjak

5. Reformation and Vernacularization of Sufism in Bengal: Understanding the Formation of ‘Silsila-e-Furfura Sharif’ in West Bengal

Abdul Matin

6. Communal Harmony and the Mystical Thought

Surayia Gull

7. Politics and Piety in Troubled Times: Mirza Mazhar Jan I Janan’s Attitude Towards Other Religions

Abdullah M. Chishti

8. Sufi-Scholarly Impact of ‘Hadrami Sayyids’ In Malabar

Zainul Abid T.

9. Sufi Poet Amir Khusrau: A link between the court and the Khanqah

Saifullah Saifi

10. Sufi Saints and Dargahs of Medieval Jaunpur

Syed Mohammad Amir


Images of Regional Sufi Dargahs in India