The Sufi & the President in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

Leiden Repository

The Sufi & the President in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: The Sufi & the President in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan
Author: Papas, A.
Journal Title: ISIM Review
Issue: 1
Volume: 16
Start Page: 38
End Page: 39
Pages: 2
Publisher: ISIM, Leiden
Issue Date: 2005
Keywords: Uzbekistan
Abstract: Uzbekistan is experiencing an ambiguous revival of Sufism; while people are rediscovering their religious traditions and Sufi groups are recomposing themselves, at the same time a form of state Sufism is emerging. Great mystical masters are celebrated as role models for today’s citizens and their teachings are reinterpreted in a politically correct way. In this respect, post-Soviet Uzbekistan is reinventing itself through its Sufi heritage, while preserving political habits from the recent Soviet past.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17028
 

Files in this item

Description Size View
application/pdf ISIM_16_The_Sufi_and_the_President_in_Post-Soviet_Uzbekistan.pdf 129.1Kb View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)