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Beyond Belief - Islamic Excursions Among The Converted Peoples
Beyond Belief - Islamic Excursions Among The Converted Peoples

Beyond Belief - Islamic Excursions Among The Converted Peoples

by V S Naipaul

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0140279350 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 437

Binding

Hardcover

V S Naipaul
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Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 437
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140279350

Description

Seventeen years after he travelled through four Islamic countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, and Pakistan to write AMONG THE BELIEVERS, Naipaul journeyed through these countries again. What emerges is BEYOND BELIEF, a look at the converted Islamic world through the eyes of the people. He discovers the tyranny of a religion that he believes makes Arabising demands on its converts.

Naipaul's new book is a brilliant exposition of four societies in turmoil. As he goes back and forth in time and looks at the turbulance in these counteries and how it affects their people, Naipaul draws a fascinating picture of their evolution.

Contents

Prologue

INDONESIA
The Flight of the N-250

The Man of the Moment
History
A Convert
A Sacred Place
Kampung
Below the Lava
Oh Mama! Oh Papa!
Ghosts

IRAN
The Justice of Ali

The Foundation of the Oppressed
Mr Jaffrey’s Round Trip
The Great War
Salt Land
The jail
The Martyr
Qum: The Punisher
Cancer
The Two Tribes

PAKISTAN
Dropping off the Map

A Criminal Enterprise
The Policy
Rana in his Village
Guerrilla
Penitent
Loss
From the North
Ali’s Footprint
War

MALAYSIAN POSTSCRIPT
Raising the Coconut Shell

Old Clothes
New Model
The Bomoh’s Son
The Other World

Acknowledgements

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