Sara Keller publishes new book “Architectural Resonance. The Mausoleum of the Indian Sufi Master Shah Vajihudin Alvi”             

Buildings embody people and ideas: what if this common metaphor were more than a rhetorical device? The author discusses the thesis that architecture can be intentionally designed to create a resonance between a built space and a living being.

Sara Keller, researcher in the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Religion and Urbanity” led by Susanne Rau and Jörg Rüpke at the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt, has analysed the mausoleum of the Sufi master Shāh Vajihudin in Ahmedabad, India (16th century). The study shows that the building was planned as an image of Shāh Vajihudin’s identity and thus perceived as the Sufi scholar’s stone incarnation.

The book is published by Schnell und Steiner. More information can be found here:

Book Launch

A book launch will take place on 03.07.2023 at 5 pm at the Max-Weber-Kolleg in Erfurt. You are welcome to join, please register until 26.06.2023 with sara.keller@uni-erfurt.de



Cite this blog post
urbrel (2023, May 30). Sara Keller publishes new book “Architectural Resonance. The Mausoleum of the Indian Sufi Master Shah Vajihudin Alvi”             . Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/v3g8

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