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Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545

Aditya Behl and Wendy Doniger


The encounter between Muslim and Hindu remains one of the defining issues of South Asian society today. This encounter began as early as the eighth century, and the first Muslim kingdom in India would be established at the end of the twelfth century. This powerful kingdom, the Sultanate of Delhi, eventually reduced to vassalage almost every independent kingdom on the subcontinent. This book uses a little-understood genre of Sufi literature to paint an entirely new picture of the evolution of Indian culture during the earliest period of Muslim domination. These curious romantic tales transmit a ... More

Keywords: Muslim, Hindu, South Asian, Sufi literature, Indian culture, Muslim domination, Sultanate India, Indo–Islamic culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146707
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146707.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aditya Behl, author
University of Pennsylvania

Wendy Doniger, editor
University of Chicago