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  • Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identityby Akbar Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    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 current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before. Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know... more...

  • Journey into Americaby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Nearly seven million Muslims live in the United States today, and their relations with non-Muslims are strained. Many Americans associate Islam with figures such as Osama bin Laden, and they worry about homegrown terrorists.? To shed light on this increasingly important religious group and counter mutual distrust, renowned scholar Akbar Ahmed conducted... more...

  • Journey into Islamby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 20.95

    Globalization, the war on terror, and Islamic fundamentalismfollowed closely by a rise in Islamophobiahave escalated tensions between Western nations and the Muslim world. Yet internationally renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed believes that through dialogue and understanding, these cultures can coexist peacefully and respectfully. That hope and... more...

  • Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans (Routledge Revivals)by Akbar Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1976, this Routledge Revivals reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life. Akbar S. Ahmed, who knows the Swat Pathans well through his family... more...

  • Pukhtun Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals)by Akbar Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1980, this groundbreaking Routledge Revival is a reissue of an original and authentic anthropological account of Pukhtun society by Professor Akbar Ahmed. Combining extensive fieldwork data collected among the Mohmand tribe in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan with historical and literary sources, Professor Ahmed?s study... more...

  • Suspended Somewhere Betweenby Akbar Ahmed

    PM Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    This collection spanning a half century of writing gives a front row seat to a world in turmoilfrom the forbidding valleys and mountains of Waziristan in the tribal areas of Pakistan to the think tanks and halls of power in Washington, DC. And through it all, they carry the message of hope and compassion. Throughout the range of poems from introspective... more...

  • The Thistle and the Droneby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    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 Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments... more...

  • Islam Todayby Akbar S. Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 1998; US$ 14.95

    Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, and over 10 million in the West, most discussion of Islam is based on clichés or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulfs of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition... more...

  • Islam Under Siegeby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    In this groundbreaking book, Akbar Ahmed, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, who has worked in the Muslim world but lives in the West, explains what is going wrong in his society by referring to Islamic history and beliefs. Employing theological and anthropological perspectives, he attempts to answer the questions that people in the West... more...

  • Islam in Tribal Societiesby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A lively debate is currently being conducted in the social sciences around the concepts of "tribe", "segmentary societies" and "Islam in society". This wide-ranging collection by thirteen distinguished anthropologists contributes to the debate by examining various segmentary Islamic tribal societies from Morocco to Pakistan. more...