RELATION OF THE CHISHTI SHAYKHS WITH POLITICAL AUTHORITIES

  • Shehar Bano Government College University Lahore
Keywords: Chishti Sufis, Political Authority, Mughals, India

Abstract

The most important event of sixteenth century was transition of power from Delhi Sultanate to the Mughal Empire. The consolidation of Mughal authority was marked by the relation clientelism with the sufis. The Mughals were able to establish a composite political authority on the basis of support from people of north India, Rajputs from Deccan and migrants from Central Asia. However, the Mughal Empire also owed its consolidation to strategic relation with different religious figures. Having adopted these policies, the authorities tried to establish conciliatory relations with Chishti Silsilah whereas sometimes the state had to face confrontation. The present article is aimed at exploring the nature of relation of Chishti Silsilah with the rulers.

Published
2019-03-08