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Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples
Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples by V. S. Naipaul 0375706488 9780375706486
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Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples by V. S. Naipaul

Brilliant. . . . A powerfully observed, stylistically elegant exploration. --The New York Times A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The books strength lies in Naipauls extraordinary ability as a storyteller to draw striking portraits of a cross section of individuals.--The Boston Globe Fourteen years after the publication of his landmark travel narrative Among the Believers, V. S. Naipaul returned to the four non-Arab Islamic countries he reported on so vividly at the time of Ayatollah Khomeinis triumph in Iran. Beyond Belief is the result of his five-month journey in 1995 through Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia--lands where descendants of Muslim converts live at odds with indigenous traditions, and where dreams of Islamic purity clash with economic and political realities. In extended conversations with a vast number of people--a rare survivor of the martyr brigades of the Iran-Iraq war, a young intellectual training as a Marxist guerilla in Baluchistan, an impoverished elderly couple in Teheran whose dusty Baccarat chandeliers preserve the memory of vanished wealth, and countless others--V. S. Naipaul deliberately effaces himself to let the voices of his subjects come through. Yet the result is a collection of stories that has the authors unmistakable stamp. With its incisive observation and brilliant cultural analysis, Beyond Belief is a startling and revelatory addition to the Naipaul canon. Highly accomplished. . . . Another display of Naipauls remarkable talent. --The Independent (London

Author: V. S. Naipaul

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 432

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1999-12-07

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