Author: V S NaipaulPublisher: PenguinYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 437ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140279350
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.
PrologueINDONESIAThe Flight of the N-250The Man of the MomentHistoryA ConvertA Sacred PlaceKampungBelow the LavaOh Mama! Oh Papa!GhostsIRANThe Justice of AliThe Foundation of the OppressedMr Jaffrey’s Round TripThe Great WarSalt LandThe jail The MartyrQum: The PunisherCancerThe Two TribesPAKISTANDropping off the MapA Criminal EnterpriseThe PolicyRana in his VillageGuerrillaPenitentLossFrom the NorthAli’s FootprintWarMALAYSIAN POSTSCRIPTRaising the Coconut ShellOld ClothesNew ModelThe Bomoh’s SonThe Other WorldAcknowledgements