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Sohail Hashmi
An interview with Sohail Hashmi on the history of Sufi settlements in Delhi, describing how people were drawn to Sufism because it was inclusive, adopted the language of the people, and laid stress on serving fellow beings rather than on ritual. Sufis were venerated for having superhuman abilities…
in Interview
M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
  The meaning of Bhakti: etymology and history   Etymologically, the Sanskrit word bhakti is derived from the root bhaj, which would mean, 'to revere',  'to share', 'to partake', and  'to worship'.  While the dominant denotation of the word bhakti would be 'devotion', it would encompass a range…
in Overview
Kanad Sinha: As we know, there is so much debate about the nature of the Rāmakathā tradition. How do you perceive the Rāmakathā tradition? Is it a tradition centred on one ur-text, the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, which gradually inspired a wide range of texts; or is it an open tradition formed by several…
in Interview