Sufi Saints and State Power: the Pirs of Sind, 1843-1947

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What has been the role of 'local collaborators' in creating and sustaining European colonial empires? In this book, Dr Sarah Ansari addresses this question by examining the system of political control constructed by the British in Sind between 1843 and 1947. In particular, she explores the part of the local Muslim religious elite, the pirs or hereditary sufi saints, who had long acted as mediators between rulers and the ordinary people of the region.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages200
ISBN (Print)ISBN 0-521-40530-0, ISBN-10: 0521522986; ISBN-13: 978-0521522984
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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