Naipaul’s controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as “the most notable work on contemporary. Among the Believers is V.S. Naipaul’s classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia; ‘the believers’ are the. The novelist VS Naipaul has caused an outcry by comparing the in the Muslim world for his books Among the Believers and Beyond Belief.

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May 23, Raghu rated it it was amazing. You should have a girl. View all 3 comments. Dia berksempatan mengunjungi seorang Ayatollah Khalkhali yang merupakan tangan kanan Khomeini dan tidak simpati dengan sikap si Ayatollah yang membanggakan dirinya sebagai hakim yang memutuskan hukuman mati buat para mantan kroni rezim Syah, termasuk kebanggaannya memiliki senpi yang dipakai mengeksekusi Hoveida, Perdana Menteri terakhir Syah Iran.

The gentle and cultivated humanist is always in danger of exposure as a Hindu polytheist.

So that’s where the two stars come from Satu hal yang menarik perhatian Naipaul lainnya adalah gerakan Imaduddin di Institut Teknologi Yogyakarta, yang mengajarkan Islam dengan cara yang benar-benar berbeda dengan yang dilakukan Muslim di negara lain. Biswas, he reflected that the scholarship would napaul allowed him to study any subject at any institution of higher learning in the British Commonwealth, but that he chose to go to Oxford to akong a simple degree in English.

I particularly read the p This book is about Naipaul’s travels to Muslim countries which are not Arab. Naipaul in his travelogue, Among the Believer, he consider himself as a reformer, who came to the land to civilize the people.

People he talks to are challenged and the words they fight back with aren’t fuelled by a scolar’s education, as Naipaul’s are. An important aspect which is highlighted is women of Iran.


One of the example is the Riwind gathering. InPakistan was not yet a failed state.

The expectation – of others continuing to create, of the alien, necessary civilization going on – is implicit in the act of renunciation, and is its great flaw. Rejection, therefore, is not absolute rejection. That would surprise me given what I had heard of him. The Muslim world today is heir to what was at once a religious and a political aspiration.

Having followed him around and listened in on his conversations with Muslims of Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia, I can make a few pretty close guesses though I can’t help but think he left home with a conclusion and soug From the first page it was apparent that Naipaul arrived with some mission that he took very seriously.

In short for him, Iran is like a wonderland for him and this is extracted from his statement: But what were his aims, what was his mission? Naupaul being a traveler is not aware of the lifestyle of the Gujars and authoritatively comments on their personalities and their human nature that are not known to him.

Naipaul constructs the idea that this idea of messiah was hurtful to the sentiment of Muslims because it threatened the finality of prophet Muhammad S.

VS Naipaul launches attack on Islam

They are not shown as weak but rather cunning. From the first page it was apparent that Naipaul arrived with some mission that tbe took very seriously. He asks his subjects difficult questions about faith and seems to expect logical, rational answers. Such a disposition naipahl fit a boor. He is a Trinidadian Nobel Prize-winning British writer known for his comic early novels set in Trinidad and Tobago, his bleaker later novels thr the wider world, and his autobiographical chronicles of life and travels.

Both words have become bellievers of the modern political vocabulary. By writing, traveler not only create a dichotomy of superior and inferior but also imposes power through physical and mental rule. The Cairo taxi-driver who plays the Quran on cassettes in zmong cab and plasters the interior with coloured stickers containing the name of God may be pious — but not strenuously so.


He connects barbarism, violence and deaths with Islam and East: He compare Karachi as a fishing coast in with modern port and main city of western half of the new Muslim state of Pakistan. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Naipaul further talks about the dilapidated state of Pakistani dwarf economy which has to support twice the population of Iran which is a rich country because of it oil reserves.

He presented totally negative imagerythat is dark, sharp, dirty and filthy which is not at all pleasing.

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Within a generation his successors — the caliphs — were in control of territory stretching from the Atlantic to the Indus valley. Remember me on this computer. Then he visits Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia and returns to Iran just after the taking of the hostages at the US embassy.

In the popular religion of Shiite Iran, the cult of the martyred Hussein replaces that of the Book, access to which is effectively limited to members of the religious establishment.

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