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Ajmer Sharif: Awakening of Sufism in South Asia

Reema Abbasi (Author)

The Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti introduced the Chisti Order of Sufism to the Indian subcontinent in the 12th century. His dargah at Ajmer is a center of pilgrimage for thousands of seekers of all faiths, even today. Daily, numerous pilgrims arrive to pay homage at the shrine, seek the blessings of the saint known as Gharib Nawaz (Benefactor of the poor) and take part in the rituals at this sacred site.

This in-depth researched work traces the history, spiritual journey and mystical influence of Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti. Describing his life and times, the Mughal emperors who were his devotees and his enduring legacy, the book highlights the special features of his dargah at Ajmer Sharif. Featuring 200 unique and evocative photographs of the tombs, monuments, rituals and pilgrims at Ajmer Sharif, the book is a signpost on a spiritual journey.

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About the author

Reema Abbasi

Reema Abbasi was the recipient of the Gender in Journalism Award 2003 from UNESCO for the most gender sensitive reporttage. A journalist for almost 19 years, she began with culture and lifestyle at The News. At Present, she is a columnist with the Daily Mail, Mail Today and an independent.

She attended Sherborne school for Girls in England and St. Joseph's Colleg in Karachi, Pakistan. Her other passions include music, reading, writing and research, cinema, travel, art, poety, and yoga.

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Title Ajmer Sharif: Awakening of Sufism in South Asia
Author Reema Abbasi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.02.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Niyogi Books
Language: English
isbn 9789385285646
length 176pp., 135 Matt Art Paper; All colour; 190 Photographs; 228 x 228mm.