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IPCW-Goettingen Workshop

Important dates:

Call for applications   
Opens - 1 December 2019
Closes - 21 December 2019

Announcement of result
26 December 2019


Pre-Workshop interaction
4-5 January 2020
Saturday, 4 January 
- Arrival of group from Goettingen
- Reception at the DU Guest House
- Visit to the Lotus Temple
Sunday, 5 January 
- Heritage Walk by Dr. P. Mohapatra 
   start at DU Guest House 9.30 am
- Free for relaxation

Workshop 
6-8 January 2020
Indraprastha College for Women
31 Shamnath Marg, Delhi-110054    


International Students' Workshop
Sufism in South Asia: A view from Delhi
6-8 January 2020

This Workshop has been designed under the auspices of the NAMASTE+ “A New Passage to India – Indo-German HEI Cooperation”, by the Department of History at the Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, in collaboration of the Institute of Iranian Studies at the Georg–August–Universität in Göttingen and are organizing a three-day Students’ Workshop on the theme Sufism in South Asia: A view from Delhi. This Workshop is devoted to introducing an integrated approach to Sufism through close reading of medieval texts and observing significant Sufi spaces in the dargahs (Sufi shrines) located in Delhi.

The Workshop is devoted to introducing an integrated approach to Sufism through close reading of medieval texts and observing significant Sufi spaces in the dargahs (Sufi shrines) located in Delhi. The Workshop will focus on two Sufi traditions, namely, the Chishtiyya and Naqshbandiyya, that memorialize Muslim sacred spaces, although in significantly different ways, in Delhi.

The memory of these traditions is recorded, preserved and perpetuated in literary texts, rituals, and architectural spaces dedicated to the great spiritual masters of both orders. The Sufi literature is voluminous and continues to appear in multiple languages of South Asia (present day, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). In this Workshop, however, we propose to identify the diverse nature of Sufi literature from the medieval times, locate the historical contexts of its production and reflect on the relevance of these in the beliefs, practices and rituals observed at the khanqahs (Sufi hospices) and dargahs until today. 

Please click here for the programme 

Conveners:

  • Dr. Meenakshi Khanna
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Orthmann