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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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And that’s why we rea I have always believed that, if one wants to learn, one should travel. It is essentially a travelogue in which he interviews various people, students, religious leaders, taxi drivers, hotel workers, interpreters, etc I have always believed that, if one wants to learn, one should travel.

Extremists who want to impose strict Islamic law are at war with the Pakistan Army and have targeted civilians and state apparatus numerous times with terrorist attacks. In Chapter 7, he discussed about twin city Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Talking to a few people he makes generaliz I really don’t understand why any publisher would have been interested in publishing this book. He seems to lack the sense of concern, the desire to come to terms with a naipaup reality, which made India, A Wounded Civilisation so naiipaul.

In detailed ethnographic reporting, the travel writer gives the description about landscape, building, people, their dressing of that particular area.

It comes across as someone who already has made up his mind and then explored the world to justify their assumptions. And th the poetry of doctors son, in his fumbling response to the universal civilization. It is not hard to see he had real insight into the shortcomings of the newly politicized, self-proclaimed Islamists. But point is that through giving detailed description, he did not present the positive image or aspect, rather he just portray a negative imagery about the people and their lives and took them as primitive and other.

The West produces superior science and technology, but Islam is better spiritually. Si pemandu sangat mendambakan kehidupan damai di desanya dan bagaimana kedamaian hidup di desa itu tidak lagi bisa ditemukan di kota, terutama karena persentuhan kaum Muslim di kota dengan orang-orang Malaysia lainnya, yakni keturunan Cina, India, dan Kamboja.


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Naipaul has put forth the image of Kaghan as a place in which there are a lot of Afghanis living there. The Muslim world today is heir to what was at once a religious and a political aspiration. Naipaul Books about Asia Travel book stubs. Naipaul is not shy in calling them on their western disconnect, but gives them a pass here.

An Indonesian Muslim told Naipaul that too much attention was being paid to the maintenance of these old places; the preservation of Indonesian bwlievers heritage should be something for the international community i. Naipaul makes no effort to go beyond the stereotypes. Chapter nine starts with the description of condition of Pakistan.

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My problem is he takes these informants I mean that in the linguistic sense too seriously just to tear them down as straw men. Islam sits more lightly on the shoulders of the Arab than of the non-Arab peoples.

Sadly though as in any religion of the past, Islam too does not offer much.

Intellectual analytic is one of the types of travel writing, in which the traveler considers himself as kind of reformer or intellectual social commentator. Kunjungan Naipaul akhirnya sampai ke Indonesia, yang di mata Naipaul masih segar dengan kenangan pembantaian setengah juta dan menurut sebagian sumber Naipaul, satu juga orang yang dituduh komunis tapi juga memiliki gerakan Islam yang berpotensi menciptakan sejarah kelam lagi.

Some he seeks out, others he meets serendipitously. The expectation – of others continuing to create, of the alien, necessary civilization going on – is implicit in the act of renunciation, and is fs great flaw. He compare Karachi as a fishing coast in with modern port and main city of western half of the new Muslim state of Pakistan.

VS Naipaul launches attack on Islam

Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples. This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat These are tools for him through which he makes every positive reality as negative and readers start believing them. The movement seems to be growing in popularity only because the have-nots are promised retribution through nailaul.


He does not appear to be widely read in its literature, even in translation. The representation of Islam in political terms is what depicting his sarcastic naipaaul when he says: This, in spite of the claims by those he meets and talks to, that Islam is a complete social system that has failed only because of men and not for any fundamental flaw in and of itself.

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There are fictional elements used by Naipaul in his travel writings that are actually Vulcanization or a new genre according to Santiago that is travelon.

Aug 09, Tasha rated it really liked it. Naipaul presents almost no women’s voices. Preview — Among the Believers by V.

Sometimes, concerning the refrains, speakers are asked to clarify, or for others to clarify what was said, or are given a pithy question. Want to Read saving…. I mean, he mentions people like Qutb once, but makes it quite clear he never read him.

The Koran and to a lesser belidvers, the hadith is repeatedly held up as a comprehensive manual for politics by the people Naipaul interviews; Naipaul throughout remains skeptical of this claim.

Gus Dur sendiri kecewa dengan Among the Believers. One reads travelogues for two reasons – to gain insight of a place he has never been and to relive the memories of he had visited. If we analyze his writing critically we can say that he can give the positive description as Pakistani regions have good areas, open n cool climate but he has just pointed out negatively.