The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari released a book titled "Sufism and Indian Mysticism" edited by Prof. Akhtarul Wasey and Farhat Ehsas (Farhatullah Khan) at a function in New Delhi.
The Vice President said that Sufism in Islamic tradition has for centuries been a source of inner peace, spiritual awakening and enlightenment for millions of human beings.
It has also been a matter of debate among scholars regarding the questions related to its origin, nature and external manifestations, he added.
He applauded the editors of the book for bringing out views of renowned scholars and experts on different aspects of Islamic Sufism and Indian Mysticism.
This volume, which has 29 well-researched papers, seeks to present a wide spectrum of perspectives and in-depth studies on different aspects of Islamic Sufism and Indian Mysticism and their interface that has manifested itself through the history of Islam's interaction with India, spread over a time-frame of more than a millennium.
The contributions in this volume are made by some of the most renowned scholars and experts in the fields of philosophy, Islamic, studies, comparative religions, psychology, sociology, history and journalism.