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Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
E-mail: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com, info@jp-india.org
Tel      : +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975
Landmark: We are next to Cathedral Middle School, in the lane opposite J.B.Petit School.

 

 
 

Sufi and Sultans: Contested Spiritual and Public Territories

6 Jan '18 6.30 - 8.30 pm
 
 

The lecture will focus on the relation between Sufis and Sultans that developed from the Sultan's dependence on the Sufi for the legitimisation of his sovereignty to becoming an autonomous monarch with combined mundane and spiritual powers. The changing role of the spiritual establishments, the influential socio-political and religious environment of Timurid Khorasan led to a thriving cosmology of sovereignty. This process of sanctification was initiated by Firuz Shah Bahmani as suggested by his tomb's iconography. His brother Ahmad Shah was acclaimed as saint or wali during his lifetime due to his miraculous gift as rain maker, a gift confirmed by Shah Nimatullah, the revered Sufi from southern Iran who the ruler chose as spiritual advisor.

This public lecture is part of a course Islamic Aesthetics: In Praise of Aj’aib, the Wondrous
http://www.jp-india.org/courses/islamic-aesthetics.asp

 
 
 

Helen Philon

Dr. Helen Philon received her doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She is a co-founder of the Deccan Heritage Foundation, London and India as well as the founder of the American Friends of the Deccan Heritage Foundation.
She has published extensively on the Bahmani architecture of the Deccan and has recently co-authored with Dr. George Michell Islamic Architecture of the Deccan to be published in 2018. She was curator of the Islamic Department at the Benaki Museum in Athens from 1977-1988, and has conducted archaeological excavations in Iran and research in Iraq with the British School of Archaeology. She is the author of Early Islamic Ceramics at the Benaki Museum and articles on the architecture and ceramics of Syria and Egypt.

 
 
 

Registration Fees: Rs. 1000/-

 
 
 
 
 

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Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
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Email: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com,
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