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Unravelling the Enigma: Shirdi Sai Baba in the Light of Sufism Paperback – 1 Mar 2000
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Dr. Marianne Warren was born in England where she earned her first BA degree from the University of Exter.
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The notes from Abdul, Sai Baba's Muslim devotee are for the first time translated here. T
The color photographs are of a high quality.
Overall a great introduction to Sufism in India.
A must-read especially for all the hindu devotees of the saint. I am quite surprised that this book isnt that popular in devotee circles. It is probably because of ignorance and also a reluctance in accepting Shirdi Sai as a saint with muslim background.
The author make some compelling arguements in her favor - drawing the right parallels and bringing in the appropriate historical context forward. It is quite amazing that the rest of the works are all quite hindu biased - but probably because they all finally source themselves from either Gunaji's work or Narasimhaswami's (both of which are excellent in themselves but this offers a fresh perspective).
But there is also some fair criticism to offer about this work - in many instances the author tries hard to pick everything that Shirdi Sai said and link it to a Sufi theme. I think many of those instances could very easily be linked to Hindu origins as well. The work at times comes across as a project thesis- desperate to prove a point.
Nevertheless a great piece of work - a true devotee of Shirdi Sai should consider to revere Him even after knowing about His muslim background.Salutations to the Lord of Shirdi.