Resistance and Control in Pakistan
By (author) Akbar S. Ahmed
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Resistance and Control in Pakistan by Akbar S. Ahmed
Book DescriptionHow can people in the West make sense of contemporary unrest in the Muslim world? Is Islamic fundamentalism to be understood purely in religious terms? In Resistance and Control in Pakistan, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed, illuminates what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes. He does this by telling the dramatic story of the revolt of the Mullah of Waziristan in northwest Pakistan and by placing it within the context of other movements occurring elsewhere in the Islamic world. He also examines the social structure and operative principles in Muslim society and scrutinizes the influence of religion in a society that is undergoing modernization. Till now, there has been little available literature on this topic. This book, written by an eminent scholar with an international reputation fills this gap, giving students of politics, sociology and Asian studies a revealing examination of the Muslim world today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415349116
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Akbar S. Ahmed
Thistle and the Drone, Hardback (March 2013)
Examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the US has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies.
Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans, Paperback (March 2012)
This reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life.
Journey into America, Hardback (June 2010)» View all books by Akbar S. Ahmed
Nearly seven million Muslims live in the United States today, and their relations with non-Muslims are strained. Many Americans associate Islam with figures such as Osama bin Laden, and they worry about ""homegrown terrorists.
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Author Biography - Akbar S. Ahmed
Akbar S. Ahmed is the former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Great Britain. He is now Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and Professor of International Relations at the American University in Washington, DC.
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