Heritage Walks

Heritage walks led by experts for a specified pre registered group was conducted with a definite purpose i.e to introduce people and visitors who are interested in the shrines of the Chsiti sufis with anecdotes associated with the sufis, in terms of the kinds of life the sufis led, their popularity among the people and the strength and the reach of their message of love and tolerance.
17, 21 & 24 Feb, 2013 

Heritage Walk - Chishtiya Dargaha 0f Delhi
Led by: Sohail Hashmi

By the time of Amir Khusrau, Delhi had become the centre of Indo-Islamic intellectulaism, culture and arts. The city was bustling with scholars, poets, artisans and Sufis who fled the persecution of the Mongols. The coming together of two civilisations – Hindu and Muslim – led to the synthesis of the Hindustani culture. The Khanaqas of the Sufi saints formed the hub of the composite culture and among them the most influential and popular were the centres of Chisti order. The walks are woven around the dargahs, traditins nad legends of the Chisti Sufis within the city. Noted historian Sohail Hashmi conducted the walk for Chistiya Dargahs of Delhi, which traced the lineage of the Chistiya Silsilah with the respective shrines starting from Dargah Hazrat Nasiruddin Roshan Chirag Dehlvi, in Chirag Delhi, Dargah of Hazrat Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki in Mehrauli and finally at Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, Nizamuddin. The walk was repeated for three days and the duration of each walk lasted around five hours which was covered by bus and foot.

20 & 23 Feb, 2013 

Heritage Walk - Sufism: Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddn Auliya
Introduction and Walk by Pirzada Farid Ahmed Nizami

The walk “Sufism: Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddn Auliya” led by Pirzada Farid Ahmad Nizami enhanced the general undrstanding of Sufism by wa of outlining its history and teachings. It also presented the relevance of Sufi pluralistc thoughts and practices in today’s context. Besides emphasising the many features and ritual elements of the dargah complex of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, the walk also focused on the legends and anecdotes revolving around life of the Sufi Saint and his relation & influence on Amir Khusrau. The walk covered all the main shrines in the Dargah including the thirteenth century Baoli.