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Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Raziuddin Aquil


This book provides an up-to-date political history of north India under the Lodi and Sur Afghan rulers in north India in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Focussing on interconnections between religion and politics, it examines the problem of sovereignty and governance as well as raises questions of paramount concern to an understanding of Islam in medieval north India. The book first discusses the Afghan attempt at empire-building under the leadership of Sher Shah Sur. Then, it discusses the incorporation of the Rajputs in the Afghan imperial project and more generally to the ... More

Keywords: Lodi, Sur Afghan, north India, sovereignty, governance, Islam, Sher Shah Sur, Rajputs, Sufism, Mahdawi, Raushaniyya

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195685121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raziuddin Aquil, author
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences

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