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Studying the Sultanate Period

Aditya Behl

in Love's Subtle Magic

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780195146707
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199978878 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146707.003.0001
Studying the Sultanate Period

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The Hindavī Sufi romances mark the inauguration of a new literary and devotional culture in a local language. This is a book about those fictional narratives and the cultures of performance and reception that produced them, aristocratic local courts and the hospices of Sufi shaikhs. This chapter traces the development of Hindavī Sufi romances. It discusses the cultural landscape; the Chishti Sufis; the problem of “Hindu” and “Muslim”; and the Hindavī Sufi romance genre. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Hindavī Sufi romances; devotional culture; literary culture; Sufi shaikhs

Chapter.  13190 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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