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Dr. S.L. Peeran (b 1950) hails from an illustrious family of erstwhile Mysore State. His great grandfather was a renowned Arabic, Persian & Urdu scholar & poet and was bestowed with a title of 'Siraj-ul Ulma' (Sun Among Scholars). His grand father received the title of 'Moin-ul-vizarath (Pillar of Ministry) from late Maharaja of Mysore for his services to the State. His father was an Engineer and also Sajjada-Nishin of Darga of Saint Hz-Qader awaliya Srirangapatna.

Peeran graduated from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore during 1969 in Natural Sciences, completed Law from Govt. Law College, Bangalore and Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Service Administration form National Institute of Social Sciences, Bangalore. After a short stint of service in Industrial field as Labour Welfare and Personnel Officer, he joined a firm of Industrial Law and Personnel Management Consultants. Later, he entered the legal profession in 1976. He had his tutelage in the chambers of Sri (Justice) P. Viswanatha Shetty, (retired Judge of High Court of Karnataka). Later, he became part-time Professor of Law for eight years in Havanur Law College, Bangalore. He had a very successful legal career before being selected as Member-Judicial of Customs, Excise & Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi in 1989. He was transferred to Southern Bench Chennai in March, 1998 and to Bangalore in March 2004 and took voluntary retirement in July 2009.

Dr. Peeran has been deeply interested in Sufism, in study of human growth & development, Urdu & English Poetry. He published his first book "The Essence of Islam & Sufism & its impact on India" from New Delhi in 1998. Peeran started penning his experiences initially in Urdu poems in 1997 and from Dec. 1997, he started writing poems in English as well. He has completed thirteen volumes of poems in English: 'In Golden Times', 'In Golden Moments', 'A Search From Within', 'In Silent Moments', 'A Ray of Light', 'A Call From The Unknown', 'New Frontiers', 'Fountains of Hope', 'In Rare Moments', 'In Sacred Moments', 'Glittering Love', 'Garden of Bliss ', 'Eternal Quest' and 'Evergreen Pastures'

He has brought out a prose work "Indian English Poetry - Searching New Grounds"

He has also composed one book of poems in Urdu - Souz O Suroor.

He has written several books on Sufism viz 'Islam and Sufism - Are they same? Yes.', 'Fundamentals of Sufism', 'A Journey of a Sufi - Sufism and Poetry' and 'Sufi Wisdom and Spiritual Consciousness'

He has been reviewed several times by eminent poets and authors alike. Click here to read all his reviews.

He is the editor of Sufi World, A Journal of Sufi Culture, philosophy and literature [Islamic Spirituality - Tasawwuf] and trustee of International Sufi Centre. He has authored the book Islam and Sufism.

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