Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

Multilingual and Multicultural Metaphors of Sufi Poets in South Asia

  • Datum: –15.45
  • Plats: Engelska parken 9-3068
  • Föreläsare: Prof. Nabila Rahman (University of Panjab, Lahore, Pakistan):
  • Arrangör: indologi
  • Kontaktperson: Heinz Werner Wessler
  • Seminarium

What constitutes Sufi poetry in the multilingual world in what is Pakistan and India today? And beyond that, what is the particular attraction of the Sufi imaginary in society? How does Sufi poetry play a substantial role in binding the society together and constitute interfaith harmony? My presentation will go into the mechanisms of communication through poetry.

What constitutes Sufi poetry in the multilingual world in what is Pakistan and India today? And beyond that, what is the particular attraction of the Sufi imaginary in society? How does Sufi poetry play a substantial role in binding the society together and constitute interfaith harmony? My presentation will go into the mechanisms of communication through poetry in society, and the methods Sufis used in order to reach out to the people, whatever religion and tradition they may belong to. I will also go into the question what the Sufis particular charisma constitutes. The focus will be on the poetry and personality of Ghulam Jelani Shah (1749-1819) and his Prem Bani and Sarapa Ramz, two poetry collections of a lesser known classical Panjabi Sufi poet of the early colonial phase.