A qalandar is an itinerant Sufi, who learns and teaches during his travels. I’ve been enamored by the idea of the qalandar for some time. However, my worlds and travels are imaginal, through the beauty of literature.
Qalandar is a site for interesting reads; lines of poems, paragraphs from books, lyrics from songs. It’s also an open space. Please send in anything you’d like to contribute to “qalandar [at] islamicate [dot] com.” Please include as much citation information as possible. If you are translating from a language other than English, please include the original text as well. Please do NOT include any commentary. What you send in does not have to do with Islam in any way, the site is more to get a place for people to be exposed to new literature.
It’s going to be a fun experiment, and I hope many of you take part in it.