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Sacred Spaces

A Journey with the Sufis of the Indus

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$65.00 • £52.95 • €58.50

ISBN 9780873658591

Publication Date: 03/31/2010


296 pages

300 color illustrations

Peabody Museum Press

Not for sale in Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia

Sacred Spaces is an ambitious attempt at proposing religious tolerance in today’s Pakistan by recalling to the core values of Sufism, which is all-inclusive in nature. Quraeshi delves into history to allay the nationalist and fundamentalist contentions of the country’s hard-line elements, prescribing sermons of the thirteenth century poet Jalaluddin Rumi, among other saints from foregone eras… It includes a dramatic collection of photo montages and calligraphic work of the shrines, the architecture and the people who inhabit these religious centres, with a handful of essays introspecting on the centuries-old traditions of the mystical messages of the Sufis.—Jaideep Sen, Time Out Bengaluru

Awards & Accolades

  • Silver Medal, Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult Category, 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards
  • Bronze Medal, Religion Category, 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year Award
  • Best of Category, General Trade: Illustrated, 53rd New England Book Show
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