The Dargah Culture in Ajmer Sharif: An Antidote to Hindu-Muslim Conflicts?

Oct 28, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Conference Room, Institute for South Asia Studies, 10 Stephens Hall, University of California | Berkeley

“THE DARGAH CULTURE IN AJMER SHARIF: AN ANTIDOTE TO HINDU-MUSLIM CONFLICTS?”
A TALK BY CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

Senior Research Fellow at Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales at Sciences Po, Paris: Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; and Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the India Institute, King College, London.

Hosted by:
Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project, Center for Race and Gender, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Conference Room, Institute for South Asia Studies, 10 Stephens Hall, University of California, Berkeley

The Dargah culture of Sufi saints developed around Sufi tombs and shrines from the Middle Ages onwards. The cultures of the Dargah contributed to anchoring Islam across (what is today) Indian territory. Highlighting Ajmer Sharif, this talk explores the cultural and spiritual relations of non-Muslims, including of Hindus and Hindtuva, to the cultures of the Dargah.

Presided and Moderated by Professor Paola Bacchetta, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UC, Berkeley; Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights.
Speaker Introduced by Professor Angana Chatterji, Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights, Center for Race and Gender, UC, Berkeley.

Co-sponsors:
Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Center for South Asia, Stanford University

This Talk is Free and Open to the Public
Location is wheelchair accessible

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