Georgia: Female Sufi Mystics Offer Alternative Example of Religious Devotion

It was a crisp morning last autumn, and, against the dramatic backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia’s storied Pankisi Gorge seemed calm and sleepy. In the valley’s main village, Duisi, columns of dark smoke rising from a few chimneys were the only signs of life.

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Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist covering the post-Soviet space and is co-editor of Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives (E-International Relations, 2015).

Georgia: Female Sufi Mystics Offer Alternative Example of Religious Devotion

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