Carl W Ernst – Situating Sufism and Yoga


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Refractions of Islam in India – Situating Sufism and Yoga by Carl W. Ernst, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Islamic studies Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA. 2016 / 520 pages / Hardback: Rs 995 (9789351508915 ) / SAGE YODA Press. Excerpt reprinted by special permission of SAGE

Carl W. Ernst is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on West and South Asia. His published research, based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, has been mainly devoted to the study of three areas: general and critical issues of Islamic studies, pre-modern and contemporary Sufism, and Indo-Muslim culture. Professor Ernst has received research fellowships from the Fulbright program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His publications, which have received several international awards, include Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism (co-edited with Richard Martin, 2010); Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (2003); and Teachings of Sufism (1999). Carl Ernst and Bruce Lawrence are co-editors of the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series at the University of North Carolina Press.

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