Islamic Sufism Unbound: Politics and Piety in Twenty-first Century Pakistan
Against the backdrop of the turbulent social and political landscape of today’s Pakistan, 2000 IDRF Fellow Robert Rozehnal traces the ritual practices and identity politics of a contemporary Sufi order: the Chishti Sabiris. He does so from multiple perspectives: from the rich Urdu writings of twentieth century Sufi masters, to the complex spiritual life of contemporary disciples and the order’s growing transnational networks. Drawing on new textual and ethnographic research, this multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary study of the Sufi tradition challenges the prevailing models of academic scholarship. Buy from Amazon.
Published: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Citation: Rozehnal, Robert, Islamic Sufism Unbound: Politics and Piety in Twenty-first Century Pakistan (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).