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

@article{Caron2016SufismAL,
  title={Sufism and liberation across the Indo-Afghan border: 1880–1928},
  author={James Caron},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  year={2016},
  volume={7},
  pages={135 - 154}
}
  • J. Caron
  • Published 19 February 2016
  • History
  • South Asian History and Culture
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