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Making Space

Green, Nile:
Making Space : Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India / Nile Green. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2012. - xvii, 339 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-0-19-807796-1
Rs. 795,00
US$ 55,00 (OUP USA)
DDC: 297.40954; 304.80882974

How could settlement emerge in an early modern ‘world on the move'? How did the Sufis imprint their influence on the cultural memory of their communities? Weaving together investigations of architecture, ethnography, local history, and migration, Making Space offers bold new insights into Indian, Islamic, and comparative early modern history. Nile Green explores the tensions between mobility and locality through the ways in which Sufi Islam responded to the cultural demands of moving and settling. Central to this process were the shrines, rituals, and narratives of the saints. Tracing how different Muslim communities located their sense of belonging, this book shows how Afghan, Mughal, and Hindustani Muslims constructed new homelands while remembering different places of origin. [Verlagsinformation]

Besprechungen von
A. Faizur Rahman: „Sufis as architects of Muslim spaces in India”. - In: The Hindu (23. April 2012), Online verfügbar.
Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed: „Sufi space”. - In: Frontline. - Vol. 29, issue 14 (July 14-27, 2012), Online verfügbar.

1. Between texts and territories
2. The migration of a Muslim ritual
3. Tribe, diaspora and sainthood in Indo-Afghan history
4. Migrant Sufis and sacred space
5. The patronage of saintly space in the early modern Deccan
6. The uses of books in a late Mughal Takiyya
7. Brahmins and Sufis in a landscape of narratives
8. Re-membering history at the Shrines of Aurangabad.


NILE GREEN is Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Profile page.

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Green: Making Space, 2012