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Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey


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The acclaimed novelist-journalist reports on the lives, faith, and renewed sense of importance of the people of Islam, from Iran to Indonesia

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

I. Iran: the twin revolutions : Death pact ; The rule of Ali ; The holy city ; The night train from Mashhad — II. Pakistan: the salt hills of a dream : Displacements ; Karachi phantasmagoria ; The little Arab ; Killing history ; Hyderabad boogie-woogie ; The disorder of the law ; Basics ; In the Kaghan Valley ; Agha Babur ; The salt hills of a dream — III. Conversations in Malaysia: the primitive faith : First conversations with Shafi: the journey out of paradise ; Brave girls ; Between Malacca and the genting highlands ; Araby ; The spoilt playground — IV. Indonesia: usurpations : Assaults ; Sitor: reconstructing the past ; Deschooling ; The rice goddess ; The loss of personality ; Mental training in Bandung ; The interchangeable revolutions — Reprise: the society of believers : Submission ; Islamic winter.

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An Islamic Journey
Vintage Books
Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad
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