Tamerlane's Children: Dispatches from Contemporary Uzbekistan

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Oneworld Publications, Aug 10, 2006 - History - 224 pages
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Uzbekistan is a country of contradictions. Where legality meets torture and Islam meets a secular state, Uzbekistan is torn between its historical roots, Soviet rule, and modern consumerism. As a vital ally in the 'War on Terror', yet retaining a deeply troubling record on human rights, even the West is uncertain about how to approach it. In this vibrant account, respected journalist Robert Rand draws on three years living and travelling in the region to carefully deconstruct the cultural allegiances and tensions that color Uzbek life. From the heritage of the country's beloved hero, Tamerlane, to the clash of cultures in Uzbek pop music, this lively book will captivate the historian, the traveller, and anyone who wishes to understand modern life in the ex-Soviet bloc.

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i loved this book. it's a collection of essays written by a friend who lived in uzbekistan at the same time as i did, and i'm so happy that someone was able to capture the wonderful and sometimes awful things we lived through. Read full review

Contents

Sevara of Uzbekistan
37
The Oldest Quran
50
On Love
70
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Robert Rand is a journalist, novelist, independent public radio producer and editor. He has written for the New Yorker and authored several books. He lives in Tarrytown, New York.

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