Among the Believe: ˜anœ Islamic Journey

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Vintage Books, 1982 - Travel - 430 pages
Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time."
 

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AMONG THE BELIEVERS: An Islamic Journey

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Naipaul traveled from Iran to Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and back in 1979-80, seeking the meaning of "Islamization"—an exceptional writer/observer/commentator intersecting with an epic anti ... Read full review

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Travelling through Iran just after the revolution as well as Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia where he meets up with those caught up in the push for Islamist nations: Shias and Shi'ites, communists ... Read full review

Contents

IIRAN
††1Death Pact
††2The Rule of Ali
††3The Holy City
††4The Night Train from Mashhad
IIPAKISTAN
††1Displacements
††2Karachi Phantasmagoria
The Journey Out of Paradise
††2Brave Girls
††3Between Malaccaand the Genting Highlands
††4Araby
††5The Spoilt Playground
IVINDONESIA
††1Assaults
Reconstructing the Past

††3The Little Arab
††4Killing History
††5Hyderabad BoogieWoogie
††6The Disorder of the Law
††7Basics
††8In the Kaghan Valley
††9Agha Babur
††10The Salt Hills of a Dream
IIICONVERSATIONSINMALAYSIA
††3Deschooling
††4The Rice Goddess
††5The Loss of Personality
††6Mental Training in Bandung
††7The Interchangeable Revolutions
REPRISETHESOCIETYOFBELIEVERS
††1Submission
††2Islamic Winter
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About the author (1982)

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at Oxford he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Booker Prize in 1971, and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

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