Perspectives on Indo-Islamic Civilization in Mughal India

Historiography, Religion and Politics, Sufism and Islamic Renewal
Author(s): 
Alvi, Sajida Sultana
ISBN: 
9780195476439
Date published: 
April 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£15.99

Based on extensive archival material and a vast array of foundational narratives, this collection of essays covers topics ranging from historiography, political thought, ethics and justice at the height of Mughal Empire to the leadership role of the Sufis and 'ulama' in revitalizing Islamic practices and spirituality; and Sunni 'ulama's discourses on Shi'ism against the backdrop of social disorder and political crisis in the twilight years of the Empire during the eighteenth century