Mercredi 21 mars 2012, 10h-12h, salle 502, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, – Centre Censier, 13 rue de Santeuil, 75005 Paris
dans le cadre du séminaire de Fabrizio SPEZIALE, « Histoire intellectuelle des sociétés persanophones aux époques pré-moderne et moderne »
This paper will focus on Sufism in Eastern India a region which witnessed the development of a dense network of Sufi orders and of a rich variety of literary production in Persian on various aspects of Sufi doctrines and rituals. These Persian texts were produced by masters of the Chishti and the Kubrawi-Firdausi orders among others. The paper will analyze the different genres (letters, manuals, etc.) of these Persian works written in Eastern India, discussing some of them in detail. The discussion will begin by tracing the arrival of Sufism into Eastern India in the early thirteenth century. Thereafter it will look into some of the main Persian works produced in this region, such as the Maktubat-i Sadi of Sharaf al-Din Yahya Maneri (d. 1381) and the Munis al-Fuqara by Nur Qutb-i ‘Alam (d. 1416).
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