Download V. S. Naipaul Book Among the Believers PDF
  • Author : V. S. Naipaul
  • Release Date : 2012-03-22
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Genre : Travel
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 512 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1447209362

Download Among the Believers by V. S. Naipaul in PDF Full Free and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2012-03-22 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the Believers is V. S. Naipaul’s classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia; ‘the believers’ are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring order to a chaotic world. It is a uniquely valuable insight into modern Islam and the comforting simplifications of religious fanaticism. ‘This book investigates the Islamic revolution and tries to understand the fundamentalist zeal that has gripped the young in Iran and other Muslim countries . . . He is a modern master.’ - Sunday Times ‘His level of perception is of the highest, and his prose has become the perfect instrument for realizing those perceptions on the page. His travel writing is perhaps the most important body of work of its kind in the second half of the century.’ - Martin Amis, author of Time's Arrow.

Download Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul Book Among the Believers PDF
  • Author : Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Publisher :
  • Genre : Islam
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 399 Pages
  • ISBN 13 :

Download Among the Believers by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul in PDF Full Free and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 399 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author focuses on the role of religion, as he sees it, in affecting the creative and intellectual resources needed by nations to develop on their own. The author describes a six-month journey across the Asian continent. V.S. Naipaul explores the culture and the explosive situation in countries where Islamic fundamentalism was growing. His travels start with Iran, on to Pakistan, Malaysia and end in Indonesia, with a short stop in Pakistan and Iran on the return to the UK. (Book content).

Download  Book Among the Believers (BORTKOMMET) PDF
  • Author :
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Publisher :
  • Genre : Islam
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 430 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780394711959

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Download Mohit Kumar Ray Book V.S. Naipaul PDF
  • Author : Mohit Kumar Ray
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Genre : West Indies
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 328 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9788126903528

Download V.S. Naipaul by Mohit Kumar Ray in PDF Full Free and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2002 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: V.S. Naipaul Has Claimed That All His Work Is Really One And He Has Been Writing One Big Book All These Years; Also, Considering The World He Has Stepped Into And The World He Has To Look At, He Cannot Be A Professional Novelist In The Old Sense. In His Early Youth Naipaul Took Up The Vocation Of A Writer As His Religion And, Since The Beginning Five Decades Ago, Has Drawn On His Intensely Personal Experience Of An Uprooted Person Adrift In The World, His Experience Of The Two Worlds To None Of Which He Could Really Belong An Experience That Imparts The Authentic Voice To His Works Both Non-Fiction And Fiction Enriched By A Distinct Autobiographical Flavour. Naipaul Himself Is Split Into His Characters In Whom Are Manifested Subtle Shades Of His Emotions And Traits. He Is Accidental Man, Dangling Man, History Man And The Mimic Man All Rolled Into One. Naipaul Is Also One Of Literature S Great Travellers, And His Absorption Into The Experience Of Rootlessness, The Alienating Effects Of Colonial Past On Today S Postcolonial People Has Taken Him To Africa, South America, India And All Over The World Not In Search Of Roots But In Search Of Rootlessness, And Has Yielded A Rich Harvest Of Travelogues Which Are About Much More Than Travel.An Author Of A Large Number Of Fictional And Non-Fictional Works, Naipaul Continues To Surprise, Excite, Provoke And Move Readers At Every Turn Of His Literary Voyage. Naipaul Has Unseverable Emotional Bond With India Which Remains For Him An Area Of Pain, An Ache For Which One Has A Great Tenderness Yet From Which He Wishes To Separate Himself. The World Of V.S. Naipaul Is The World Of Two Worlds. The Present Volumes Of Papers On Naipaul, Led By Naipaul S Nobel Lecture, Offer Illuminating Perspectives And Interesting Explorations Into This Rich, Enigmatic, Sad, Hilarious, And Fascinating World Of Naipaul.

Download Sanjay Krishnan Book V. S. Naipaul's Journeys PDF
  • Author : Sanjay Krishnan
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 294 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0231550251

Download V. S. Naipaul's Journeys by Sanjay Krishnan in PDF Full Free and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, V. S. Naipaul (1932–2018) is one of the most acclaimed authors of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most controversial. Before settling in England, Naipaul grew up in Trinidad in an Indian immigrant community, and his depiction of colonized peoples has often been harshly judged by critics as unsympathetic, misguided, racist, and sexist. Yet other readers praise his work as containing uncommonly perceptive historical and psychological insight. In V. S. Naipaul’s Journeys, Sanjay Krishnan offers new perspectives on the distinctiveness and power of Naipaul’s writing, as well as his shortcomings, trajectory, and complicated legacy. While recognizing the flaws and prejudices that shaped and limited Naipaul’s life and art, this book challenges the binaries that have dominated discussions of his writing. Krishnan reads Naipaul as self-subverting and self-critical, engaged in describing his own implication in what he saw as the malaise of the postcolonial world. Krishnan brings together close readings of major novels with considerations of Naipaul’s work as a united project, as well as nuanced assessments of Naipaul’s political commentary on ethnic nationalism and religious fundamentalism. Krishnan provides a Naipaul for contemporary times, illuminating how his life and work shed light on debates regarding migration, diversity, sectarianism, displacement, and other global challenges.

Download Geoffrey Nash Book Writing Muslim Identity PDF
  • Author : Geoffrey Nash
  • Release Date : 2012-01-26
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 160 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1441117296

Download Writing Muslim Identity by Geoffrey Nash in PDF Full Free and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-01-26 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between Islam and the West is one of the most urgent and hotly debated issues of our time. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of the way in which Muslims are represented within modern English writing, ranging from the novel, through memoir and travel writing to journalism. Covering a wide range of texts and authors, it scrutinises the identity 'Muslim' by looking at its inscription in recent and contemporary literary writing within the context of significant events like the Rushdie Affair and 9/11. Examining the wide range of writing internationally that takes Islam or Islamic cultures as its focus, the author discusses the representation of Muslim identity in writing by non-Muslim writers, former Muslim 'native informants', and practising Muslims.

Download Ian Richard Netton Book Islam, Christianity and Tradition PDF
  • Author : Ian Richard Netton
  • Release Date : 2006-12-22
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Genre : Religion
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 256 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0748630252

Download Islam, Christianity and Tradition by Ian Richard Netton in PDF Full Free and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2006-12-22 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a unique comparative exploration of the role of tradition in Islam and Christianity. The idea of 'tradition' has enjoyed a variety of senses and definitions in Islam and Christianity, but both have cleaved at certain times to a supposedly 'golden age' of tradition from the past. The author suggests there has been a chain of thinkers from classical Islam to the twentieth century who share a common interest in ijtihad (or independent thinking). Drawing on past and present evidence, and using Christian tradition as a focus for contrast and comparison, the author highlights the seemingly paradoxical harmony between tradition and itjihad in Islam.The author draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources including contemporary newspaper and journal

Download Axel Stähler Book Writing Fundamentalism PDF
  • Author : Axel Stähler
  • Release Date : 2009-05-27
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 265 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1443811890

Download Writing Fundamentalism by Axel Stähler in PDF Full Free and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-05-27 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given its discursive amplification and its very real impact on contemporary societies, fundamentalism has become the focus of much scholarly attention. However, whereas it is commonly recognized to be centred on texts, the complex and at times paradoxical relationship of fundamentalism with literature remains as yet largely unexplored. Based on new research by an international team of scholars working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, the essays gathered in this volume are based on a number of theoretical frameworks and debates and open up a historical perspective which engages critically with received notions of fundamentalism: by exploring literary representations of fundamentalisms and the function of literature in fundamentalism, they enquire into the underlying generic differences and incompatibilities as well as – perhaps more unexpected – the similarities and affinities between fundamentalism and literature. Opening up a historical perspective reaching back to the early sixteenth century, concepts of fundamentalism as a response to exclusively modernist tendencies since the beginning of the twentieth century are challenged in this volume and several contributors begin to explore the rise of fundamentalisms at various points in history characterized by the crisis experience of cultural change. While taking this conceptual base as a point of departure, the articles collected here then spread out on a plurality of theoretical frameworks. Alert to the productive friction between these discourses, which it aims to elicit, the volume confronts earlier research in the disciplines of theology, history of religion, sociology, political history, anthropology and – if less copious – literary studies with postcolonial and cultural studies. With its general focus on writing in English, including American and British literatures as well as the “new” literatures in English worldwide, the collection takes into account cultural and historical affinities and differences which have contributed to the ongoing negotiations of fundamentalism and literature in the English language and transcends borders of both nations and academic disciplines. In exploring new perspectives on fundamentalism and literature, the volume offers tools for a better understanding of this interrelation which should be of interest to scholars across all disciplines concerned with fundamentalism as a social and cultural phenomenon of ever growing global importance and impact.

Download Dagmar Barnouw Book Naipaul's Strangers PDF
  • Author : Dagmar Barnouw
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 200 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780253215796

Download Naipaul's Strangers by Dagmar Barnouw in PDF Full Free and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V. S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording and transforming them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, such as Guerrillas and A Bend in the River. However, it is his documentaries (such as Among the Believers and Beyond Belief) and his works that combine actual and fictional histories and memories (Finding the Center, The Enigma of Arrival, and A Way in the World) that best exhibit a growing awareness of the complexities of cultural difference—and the incompleteness and uncertainty of understanding "strangers." In this book, Dagmar Barnouw explores the sophisticated strategies and experimentations that Naipaul employs in his cultural critique and in his enterprise of learning about and documenting the enduring strangeness of this world.

Download Anindita N. Balslev Book On World Religions PDF
  • Author : Anindita N. Balslev
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 320 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9351501744

Download On World Religions by Anindita N. Balslev in PDF Full Free and published by SAGE Publications India. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘… Swamiji attended the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893 as a true representative of his country and religion…Through his speeches at Chicago, and his subsequent work in America and England, [he] showed the universal relevance and significance of India’s ancient philosophy and spiritual culture in solving many of the problems associated with modern living’. —Shri Pranab Mukherjee, The President of India Based on the ideas propagated by Swami Vivekananda, this book presents a brief survey of various approaches to religion and offers different perspectives of religious diversity. Scholars and philosophers of many religious traditions examine the social and cultural issues that lie at the interstices of this religious diversity. The volume throws light on several mega trends—knowledge revolution, a new kind of humanism stressing on the rights of underprivileged people, equality of gender, and protection against all forms of exploitation, injustice along with the awareness toward environmental concerns, as well as spiritual revolution—all characteristics of a new age. The contributors to this volume have devoted themselves to studying specific facets of this vast and intricate theme over many years of their respective professional careers. The interview with HH Dalai Lama, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Karan Singh and Reverend Mpho Tutu forms the key feature of this book. The volume will appeal to those interested in Philosophy, Religion, History, Culture and Asian Studies.

Download R N Sarkar Book Islam Related Naipaul PDF
  • Author : R N Sarkar
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Publisher : Sarup & Sons
  • Genre : Islam in literature
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 248 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9788176256933

Download Islam Related Naipaul by R N Sarkar in PDF Full Free and published by Sarup & Sons. This book was released on 2006 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, b. 1932, Trinidadian writer of Indian origin and Nobel Prize winner.

Download Rina Ramdev Book Sentiment, Politics, Censorship PDF
  • Author : Rina Ramdev
  • Release Date : 2015-07-31
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 286 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9351503623

Download Sentiment, Politics, Censorship by Rina Ramdev in PDF Full Free and published by SAGE Publications India. This book was released on 2015-07-31 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A refreshing read in terms of its take on the issue of hate speech, hurt, and politics of it. The currency of "hurt" as a claim to, and pretext for, political correctionism—and often taking recourse to the logic of the antipopular as anti-State—has erected a machinery of censorship governed by the economies and excesses of a "marketplace of outrage." This volume seeks to map this ready vocabulary of a potential victimhood and its consequent excuse for repressive regimes of State vigilantism. It investigates the ways in which such "hurt" is expressed and abetted by the State or its actors, staged by popular media and often subsumed as public opinion. It builds the necessary structure of argument around the idea of "hurt" with reference to recent political events, the history of sentimental mobilizations and various kinds of censorship attempts in India.

Download Robert Spencer Book Islam Unveiled PDF
  • Author : Robert Spencer
  • Release Date : 2003-11-25
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Genre : Religion
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 202 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1594032955

Download Islam Unveiled by Robert Spencer in PDF Full Free and published by Encounter Books. This book was released on 2003-11-25 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In "Islam Unveiled," Robert Spencer dares to face the hard questions about what the Islamic religion actually teaches--and the potentially ominous implications of those teachings for the future of both the Muslim world and the West. Going beyond the shallow distinction between a "true" peaceful Islam and the "hijacked" Islam of terrorist groups, Spencer probes the Koran and Islamic traditions (as well as the history and present-day situation of the Muslim world) as part of his inquiry into why the world's fastest growing faith tends to arouse fanaticism. "Islam Unveiled" evaluates the relationship between Islamic fundamentalism and "mainstream" Islam; the fixation with violence and jihad; the reasons for Muslims' disturbing treatment of women; and devastating effects of Muslim polygamy and Islamic divorce laws. Spencer explores other daunting questions--why the human rights record of Islamic countries is so unrelievedly grim and how the root causes of this record exist in basic Muslim beliefs; why science and high culture died out in the Muslim world--and why this is a root cause of modern Muslim resentment. He evaluates what Muslims learn from the life of Muhammad, the man that Islam hails as the supreme model of human behavior. Above all, this provocative work grapples with the question that most preoccupies us today: can Islam create successful secularized societies that will coexist peacefully with the West's multicultural mosaic?

Download William Montgomery Watt Book Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity (RLE Politics of Islam) PDF
  • Author : William Montgomery Watt
  • Release Date : 2013-06-03
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Reference
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 168 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1134609779

Download Islamic Fundamentalism and Modernity (RLE Politics of Islam) by William Montgomery Watt in PDF Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-06-03 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islam is a burning topic in modern scholarship and contemporary world affairs. It is a subject poorly understood by Western observers, and in this book Professor Montgomery Watt takes a significant step towards its demystification. Montgomery Watt examines the crucial questions of traditional world-view and self-image which dominate the thinking of Muslims today. This traditional self-image causes them to perceive world events in a different perspective from Westerners – a fact not always appreciated by the foreign ministries of Western powers. Professor Watt presents a brilliant and critical analysis of the traditional Islamic self-image, showing how it distorts Western modernism and restricts Muslims to a peripheral role in world affairs. In a scholarly and incisive way, he traces this harmful image to its origins in the medieval period and then to the traumatic exposure of Muslims to the West in modern times. He argues that Muslim culture is suffering from a dangerous introspection, and in his closing chapters presents a constructive criticism of contemporary Islam, aimed at contributing to a truer, more realistic Islamic self-image for today. First published in 1988.

Download Robert Burgin Book Going Places PDF
  • Author : Robert Burgin
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 606 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1598849727

Download Going Places by Robert Burgin in PDF Full Free and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013 with total page 606 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just as savvy travelers make use of guidebooks to help navigate the hundreds of countries around the globe, smart librarians need a guidebook that makes sense of the world of travel narratives. The book examines the subgenres of the travel narrative genre, categorizing and describing approximately 600 titles according to broad reading interests, and identifying hundreds of other fiction and nonfiction titles as read-alikes and related reads by shared key topics. This is an ideal guide for readers' advisors as well a book general readers will enjoy browsing.

Download Aliyah Khan Book Far from Mecca PDF
  • Author : Aliyah Khan
  • Release Date : 2020-04-17
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 272 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 1978806647

Download Far from Mecca by Aliyah Khan in PDF Full Free and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-17 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean is the first academic work on Muslims in the English-speaking Caribbean. Khan focuses on the fiction, poetry and music of Islam in Guyana, Trinidad, and Jamaica, combining archival research, ethnography, and literary analysis to argue for a historical continuity of Afro- and Indo-Muslim presence and cultural production in the Caribbean: from Arabic-language autobiographical and religious texts written by enslaved Sufi West Africans in nineteenth century Jamaica, to early twentieth century fictions of post-indenture South Asian Muslim indigeneity and El Dorado, to the 1990 Jamaat al-Muslimeen attempted government coup in Trinidad and its calypso music, to judicial cases of contemporary interaction between Caribbean Muslims and global terrorism. Khan argues that the Caribbean Muslim subject, the "fullaman," a performative identity that relies on gendering and racializing Islam, troubles discourses of creolization that are fundamental to postcolonial nationalisms in the Caribbean.

Download Andrew Hock Soon Ng Book Asian Gothic PDF
  • Author : Andrew Hock Soon Ng
  • Release Date : 2008-01-21
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Language : en
  • Number Of Pages : 253 Pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0786433353

Download Asian Gothic by Andrew Hock Soon Ng in PDF Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2008-01-21 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this collection acknowledge the rich Gothic tradition in Asian narratives that deal with themes of the fantastic, the macabre, and the spectral. Through close analyses of Asian works using the theoretical framework outlined by Gothic criticism, these essays seek to expand the notion of the Gothic to include several popular Asian works. Broadly divided into essays on postcolonial Asian Gothic, Asian-American Gothic, and the Gothic writings of specific Asian nations, this volume covers a wide variety of Asian texts. The essays of Part One demonstrate the flexibility of Postcolonial Gothic literature in adopting divergent or even contradictory ideologies. Part Two evokes the Gothic as the theoretical framework from which to interrogate the writings of Asian-American authors Maxine Hong Kingston, Sky Lee, lě thi diem thuy and David Henry Hwang. Part Three studies the Gothic tradition in the national literatures of China, Japan, Korea, and Turkey.