Columnist, Editor, Author, Screenwriter, and Activist
Hijri 1377-Present (AH); Common Era 1957-Present (CE)
Sadia Dehlvi, is a columnist and eminent spokesperson for the Muslim community in India, who writes for leading publications on the subcontinent. Ms. Dehlvi has edited Bano, an Urdu women’s journal for the Shama Group of publications. Ms. Dehlvi has produced and scripted a number of documentaries and television programs. For over 30 years, she has been engaged in voicing concern on issues regarding heritage, culture, women and Muslim communities. She is the author of the recently released book, Sufism: The Heart of Islam, published by HarperCollins, India. The book draws on a range of Muslim texts and traditions, the lives of the early Sufis, and highlights the important Sufi orders of the subcontinent and their message of love, tolerance and inclusion. Ms. Dehlvi's recent writings and television debates have focused on the urgent need for Muslim communities to reflect within and reject the confrontationist agendas of political Islam.