Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: Sufi

Sufism isn’t the peaceful Islamic sect you think it is. It grew behind the shadows of swords

Sufis ventured into only those territories where Islamic power was already established—they flourished under the shadow of emperors’ swords.

Sufi mystics from 1370s changed Kashmir’s identity. But orthodoxy of 1970s is the challenge

In 'Kashmir at the Crossroads: Inside a 21st-Century Conflict' scholar Sumantra Bose presents an authoritative account of the Kashmir conflict.

Datta Peetha-Bababudangiri: How Karnataka’s Hindu-Muslim shrine became ‘Ayodhya of the South’

The shrine — a confluence of Islamic Sufism and the Hindu Avadhuta tradition — has become the focus of a Sangh Parivar campaign to ‘liberate’ it from Muslim influence.

How Sultans of Gujarat and 3 Sufis gave Ahmedabad a written history

In ‘Narrative Pasts’, Jyoti Gulati Balachandran writes that when Le Corbusier visited Sarkhej he remarked, ‘Why do you need to visit the Acropolis in Athens when you have this here?’

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.