ISBN 9789380828855,The Indus People
Saraikia Saga and
Sufi-Sant Renaissance

The Indus People Saraikia Saga and Sufi-Sant Renaissance



Times Group Books - New Delhi

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789380828855

ISBN-10 9380828853


Number of Pages 480 Pages
Language (English)


The banks of the Sindhu river, and the other northern river basins,were the theatre of the Mahabharata war and the cradle of the IndusValley Civilisation. These are also the lands where languages andlyricism flourished. In this cultural meltingpot evolved many areligion and diverse cults, jogis and sufis, Sikhs and Shias.Girija Kumar's seminal work, 'Saraiki to Sufiana: The Indus Peopleand the Liberal Hindu' deals with a mozaic of myths and migrations,thoughts and beliefs, cultural practices and castes, and brings tohis readers a memorable work that leaves scope for furtherinvestigations into the roots of northern India's peoples and theirpoetry. It is a book of relevance to scholars of indology, historyand sociology, and is of equal interest to the student of militaryhistory and mythology; it is a book for the subcontinent- watcherwho want to know where India and Pakistan are coming from, and howtheir present reflect their past.