Author: P M Currie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195683293
The reissue of this classic on Shaykh Mu ‘in al-din Chishti, one of the most revered mystics of the Indian subcontinent, has been long awaited. Currie places him in a historical context, pointing to his social and cultural importantance and also traces the history of the shrine at Ajmer in Rajasthan, an important center of pilgrimage even today.
This well written and researched classic will appeal to all visitors to Chishti’s dargah. Students and scholars of religion, Islamic studies, history, and philosophy will find it a valuable addition to their repertoire.
Currie’s is a classic in a very real sense of being a well-researched early paradigmatic model for probing a major Muslim religious phenomenon in its medieval Indian social-cultural contexts.
-Asim Roy, University of Tasmania, Australia
The book represents the first attempt at a comprehensive study of an Islamic center of pilgrimage in South Asia.
Currie’s work is founded on painstaking research.
-Journal of Islamic Studies
Curries has made a detailed study of the Shrine and is growth.
LIST OF PLATES AND FIGURES
The Role of Saints in Islam
The Quest for the Mu ‘in al-Din Chishti of history
The Legend of Mu in al-Din Chishti
A History of the Shrine of Mu ‘in al-din Chishti
The Pilgrimage to Ajmer
The Administration of the Dargah
The Endowments and Finances of the Dargah