How 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.
Buy it on Amazon!
Like our work? consider making a donationYour tax-deductible donation will help to bring new voices and ideas to the public discourse and help shape the future of our nation's most pressing policy issues.