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A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village.
* Acknowledgements * Introduction * Part 1: The Making of a Village * Part 2: Behind Bamboo Walls * Part 3: The Classes * Part 4: Who Works? Who Eats? * Part 5: Interventions
Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity: The Search for Saladin
Every generation needs to reinterpret its great men of the past. Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, both makes this statesman accessible to the currentExpand
The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar AhmedExpand
Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post- Honor World
Acknowledgments. Introduction: God's Gamble. Chapter 1 Islam under Siege. i The Return of Anthropology and the Final Crusade. ii The Sense of Muslim Siege. Chapter 2 What is Going Wrong?. i Is itExpand
Postmodernism and Islam: Predicament and Promise
1. Postmodernism and Islam 2. Greek Gods and Semitic Prophets 3. Confrontation and Clash 4. Studying Islam 5. Culture and Change 6. The Evil Demon: The Media as master
Bombay Films: The Cinema as Metaphor for Indian Society and Politics
It is difficult to distinguish between art and life in South Asian society; they no longer imitate each other but appear to have merged. Political philosophies, social values, group behaviour, speechExpand