On Becoming Muslim in the City of Swords: Bhoja and Shaykh Changāl at Dhār*

  title={On Becoming Muslim in the City of Swords: Bhoja and Shaykh Changāl at Dhār*},
  author={Razieh Babagolzadeh},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={115 - 127}
On the ancient ramparts of the city of Dhār, overlooking the moat, is the tomb of a saint called Shaykh Changāl (Fig. 1). The tomb has been rebuilt in recent times, but stands on a high stone platform dating to the fifteenth century. The long staircase up to the tomb has two arched gates. A Persian inscription is placed in the upper gate over the door and is protected nowadays by a metal door. Written in forty-two verses, it is dated ah 859/ 1454–55. The verses were composed in the reign of the… 


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