Author, scholar, and historian Rana Safvi is famous for documenting the rich tapestry of Indian culture and heritage through her books and articles. Holding a masters in medieval history from the prestigious Centre for Advanced Studies, Dept. of History, AMU, Safvi is a firm believer in the Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb and loves to take her readers on a voyage through time. She will be in conversation with author and translator Dr. Saba Mahmood Bashir, currently an Assistant Professor at Jamia Milia Islamia.
The author of Where Stones Speak – The Delhi Trilogy; A Saint, a Folk Tale and Other Stories; and Tales from the Quran and Hadith, Safvi is also a prolific translator with three titles to her name. Her latest book, In Search of the Divine: Living Histories of Sufism in India, explores the roots of Sufism and its continuing influence on people of diverse communities in a syncretic culture like that of India. The books also paints vivid portraits of the sacred atmosphere Safvi encounters in dargahs and leans on texts and oral conversations for research, underlining the oft-forgotten contribution of women to Sufism.
Rana Safvi is set to hold a book talk on this exciting new work at Kunzum Lounge, Jorbagh, on November 5. Come for a deep dive into history and spiritualism, and for personally signed copies!
WHO CAN ATTEND
Culture and history enthusiasts, people interested in Sufism.
GOOD REASONS FOR YOU TO BE THERE
It will be an intimate gathering in a cosy book lounge of like-minded people and an expert scholar, who will sign copies of her books on the spot.
Date: November 5, 2022
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Venue: Kunzum Lounge, 182 Basement, Jorbagh New Delhi
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