Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 July 2020

248 Pages

ISBN: 9780190123994

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The Making of a Muslim Community in Gujarat, c. 1400-1650

Dr. Jyoti Gulati Balachandran

  • The book highlights the role of learned Muslim men in giving coherence to the region of Gujarat
  • It is largely based on Persian and Arabic Sufi texts that have rarely been employed to write the history of medieval and early modern Gujarat
  • It highlights the significance of historical processes in the fifteenth century, a period that is now increasingly seen as one of political and cultural dynamism not decline.
  • It situates the consolidation of Gujarat's regional identity between the fifteenth and the seventeenth century within the larger social, political, and literary developments in South Asia