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Title: The impact of Sufism on the socio-economic and cultural conditions of the Jammu & Kashmir (16th-18thc.)
Researcher: Shiekh, Bashir Ahmad
Guide(s): Moini, S. Liyaqat Hussain
Keywords: History
Upload Date: 2-Dec-2013
University: Aligarh Muslim University
Completed Date: 2012
Abstract: The study of the history of Kashmir in itself is of great interest as the region has with unique geographical features. The present work is an effort to explore the impact of Sufism on the various aspects of the Jammu and Kashmir during the 16th/ 18th centuries which covers the entire Mughal and some of the Afghan period. Sufism changed the destiny of Kashmiris in case of their faith. It is a debatable issue but due to some unavoidable circumstances in Kashmir, the various literature of the Sufis or related to them, either remained hidden in the supervision of some of the Pirs, or could not be properly utilized for further exploration of Sufism and its impact on the different walks of life of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Yet I visited to the various ziarats, shrines and tombs of different Sufis and Rishis of Jammu and Kashmir and to the religious places khanqahs, dargahs and Masajids of the Valley, to gather material for the present study. The thesis is divided into six chapters, besides introduction and conclusion which are as follows: 1). Geo-Political Condition of Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of 16th Century A.D. 2). Origin and brief early History of Tasawwuf. 3). Early penetration of Sufis in Jammu and Kashmir up to the 16th Century A.D. 4). Organization and Position of the main Sufi Orders in Jammu and Kashmir during the 16th -18th Century A.D. 5). Impact of Sufism on the Socio-Cultural Conditions (of the people) of Jammu and Kashmir during the period under review. 6). The Impact of Sufism on the Economic trends in Jammu and Kashmir during the 16th to 18th Century A.D. Details in the thesis about the climatic conditions, its pleasant weather, the six seasons of the Kashmir Valley, which had attracted the outsiders, the Sufis, visitors, travelers, scholars and the religious intellectuals etc. had been provided as the geographically and the land of Kashmir had multi significance. Abul Fazl in Ain-i- Akbari compliments it as the sacred place and further mentions it as the Sufis paradise.
Pagination: 274p.
Appears in Departments:Department of History

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