Situating Sufism and Yoga*

  title={Situating Sufism and Yoga*},
  author={Carl W. Ernst},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={15 - 43}
  • C. Ernst
  • Published 29 March 2005
  • Geography
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
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