Among the Believers

Among the Believers

An Islamic Journey

Book - 1982
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"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.

'The edgy exactitude of Naipaul's writing is both effortlessly classical and yet at the same time brilliantly contemporary, as sharp and lucid as a spear of glass . . . He is inimitable, truly great and truly deserving of the Nobel' "Observer "

Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1982, c1981
ISBN: 9780140056174
Branch Call Number: 909/.097671/NAI BRMA


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Sep 08, 2016

Perceptive, knowledgeable, and intelligently judged. A good read; considering what has happened since, a bit foreboding too.

ser_library Aug 06, 2016

a travel book written in the late 70's : Iran (before and after its revolution), Malaysia and Pakistan which thoughtfully analyses the societies. beautifully written too

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