Sufism and liberation across the Indo-Afghan border: 1880–1928

  title={Sufism and liberation across the Indo-Afghan border: 1880–1928},
  author={James Caron},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  pages={135 - 154}
  • J. Caron
  • Published 19 February 2016
  • History
  • South Asian History and Culture
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