Baba Farid Centre For Sufi Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala
Department Introduction | Advisory Committee | Objectives | Programmes & Policies | Collaborate with | Collaboration in
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Department Introduction

Baba Farid Centre for Sufi Studies aims at providing a contemporary, extensive and wide-angled direction to sufistic researches. For centuries Sufism has been the path through which the best minds of India and entire Asia have expressed themselves. The centre will focus on interdespenery researches, involving scholars of different disciplines, to establish that Sufism can be a source for researches in humanism, world peace, Ideology, medieval Indian society, history, trade, commerce, art, linguistic system etc Sufi literature, bearing on the life and people of Asia, has been produced in Persian. Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and also in European languages. Baba Farid Centre for Sufi Studies will be the first centre of its kind that targets this vast research material, still waiting to see the light of the day. There are so many aspects hitherto unexplored and the Centre can play a pioneering role in bringing all these to light.


Objectives

I To innovate and preserve ideology, history, art, culture, education and social welfare through Sufi and Bhagti tradition.
II To promote, disseminate and develop the rich diversity and uniqueness of Sufism.
III
To upgrade and enrich consciousness of the people about their heritage in Punjab with special emphasis of Sufi traditions.
IV To establish and promote linkages among various areas through evolution of Sufism and its contribution to the larger composite identity of cultural heritage of the world.
V To encourage interest in Sufism and frame special programs for its preservation and dissemination.
VI To pursue such other projects, activities and programs as would strengthen and promote the cultural inter-linkages amongst people.
VII To promote excellence in research in higher education through Sufi history, literature, art and music etc.
VIII To understand and highlight the common ground of Sufism & philosophy of Indian traditions.
IX To highlight the contributions of Sufism in the pretext of medieval Indian Society.
X Understand and disseminate Sufi philosophy enunciated by spiritual thinkers.

Programmes & Policies

  1. To promote research and to grant fellowship and scholarships for outreach study related to above objectives.
  2. To frame such programs as would encourage and involve the youth on creative cultural communications through the process of conferences, festivals, seminars, and workshops on matters relating to Sufi heritage.
  3. To popularize and preserve the real essence. of Sufi music.
  4. To publish books and journals on Sufism.
  5. Documentation of Sufi heritage.
  6. To spread and communicate the massage of Sufism especially related to world peace and harmony in masses.
  7. Provide teaching support to other university departments on the subject.
  8. Conduct a full time or part time course on the subject.

Collaborate with

Punjabi University could collaborate with:

  • University Grant Commission
  • National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language
  • Ministry of Social Welfare Punjab
  • Ministry of Culture and Tourism Punjab
  • State's Wakf Boards,
  • Spiritual awakening centers like SGPC etc.
  • Sufi Foundation India, Chandigarh

Collaboration in

  • Development of the Centre for Sufi studies
  • Joint research ventures on Sufism and Bhagti movements
  • Exchange of Scholars/ Artists
  • Seminar and Conferences
  • To preserve Sufi literature
  • Restoration of Sufi Music.
  • Restoration of Folk Sufi traditions
  • Restoration, transcription, translation of wall slabs at tomb of sufis written in different scripts.

Advisory Committee
 

Patron

DR. JASPAL SINGH

Vice Chancellor,

Punjabi University, Patiala

Director

 DR. NASHIR NAQVI

(Prof. Persian & Urdu Department),

Punjabi University, Patiala,

9814960786,

nhnaqvi786@gmail.com

 

Additional Director

DR. DHANWANT KAUR

(Prof. Dept. of Punjabi Development)

Punjabi University, Patiala

9417243245

prof.dhanwant@gmail.com

                                                                        ADVISORY BOARD

 

1)      DR. A.A. SIDDIQUI (IPS, Retd. DGP)

Chairman, Sufi Foundation India

1108, Sector: 8-C

CHANDIGARH

Ph: 08968628822

siddiqui123in@yahoo.com

 2)    DR. SYED SHAHID MEHD

(Vice President, ICCR, New Delhi)

7, Olos Palme Marg, III Floor,

New Delhi  110067

Ph: 09810021600

mahdi@nda.vsnl.net.in

(3)   SH. S.K.SHARMA (IPS, ADGP, Pb.)

Vice Chairman, Sufi Foundation India

28, IIIrd Floor, Sec- 32A, Chandigarh

Ph: 09876000876

sksadgp@gmail.com

4)      PROF. AKHTARUL WASEY,

Director, Islamic Centre,

Jamia Millia Islamia,

110 A, Jamia Enclave,

New Delhi 110025

Ph: 09810541045

akhtarulwasey@yahoo.co.uk

5)      PROF. SUKHDEV SINGH,

Deptt. of Punjabi,Panjab University,

Chandigarh.

Ph: 09815636565

6)        SH.  HANS RAJ HANS,

146/6, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar,

Back side of Lal Ratan Cinema,

Jalandhar.144001

Ph:09815155555

7)      PROF. GURNAM SINGH,

Head, Deptt. of Gurmat Sangeet,

Punjabi University, Patiala.

Ph: 8146565012

 8)    PROF. RAJINDER  GILL,

HOD Music,

Punjabi University, Patiala.

Ph: 9815316599

 

(9)   SH. KHALID HUSSAIN, (Retd. IAS),

Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir.

Jammu.

Ph:09419183485

 10)  DR. RATTAN SINGH JAGGI,

4291-Phase-2,

 Urban Estate,

 Patiala.

Ph:0175-2285668

11) DR. HIMMAT SINGH SINHA,

Amlok Ram Colony,

Gamri Road,

 Kurukshetra, Haryana

Ph:08053049390

12) PROF. GULZAR SINGH SANDHU,

 1538/ Sector-36 D,

 Chandigarh.

 Ph: 9815366538, 9815778469

13)      PROF. S.S. KHAIRA,

 Chairman, School of Punjabi Studies,

GND University, Amritsar.

Ph:09815611023

(14)           DR. MANJIT SINGH,

HOD, Department of Punjabi,

Delhi University,

Delhi-110007

Ph:09868773902

 

15)              PROF. SADIQ,

Department of Urdu,

Delhi University,

Delhi-110007

Ph:09818776459


 
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