Malik, I.H (1999) Islam, nationalism and the West: issues of identity in Pakistan. St. Martin's Press, New York,. ISBN 9780312220600


A growing interest in political Islam, also called Islamism, has assumed significant ideological and intellectual dimensions especially in the post-Soviet years. Across the globe, both the Islamic ruling elite and dissidents make great use of Islamic symbols to gain wider legitimacy. Unclaimed receptivity for modernity is, however, contrasted with a vocal resistance to westernization. Rather than viewing the ongoing situation as Islam versus the rest, or tradition against modernity, Iftikhar H. Malik's study, without overlooking the tensions, also acknowledges the multiple mutualities. It concentrates on topical issues such as the Rushdie affair, conflictive pluralism in South Asia and its linkages with the crucial regional themes e.g. the Kashmir dispute, the Iranian revolution, civil war in Afghanistan and the emergence of independent Central Asian republics.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Islam, Pakistan, politics, nationalism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:07
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