This study outlines the main features of the theory and practice of political power in Muslim polities in the Middle Ages against the background of Near Eastern traditions of kingship, particularly Hellenistic, Persian, and Byzantine. The early Arab-Muslim polity is treated as an integral part of late Antiquity and the book explores the way in which older traditions were transposed into Islamic form and given specifically Islamic textual sanction. ISBN: 1860640532 Publisher: I.B.TAURIS PUBLISHERS LONDON
The best ‘Indian’ book of the year” Morning Echo Magazine.
“One of the Ten Best Books Of The Year – Illustrated Weekly of India.
“What is remarkable about REASON WOUNDED is the glimpse it gives of the plight of those on the wrong side of the ruling establishment and the light it sheds on the feudal attitudes of leading members of the elite…. – “Indian Express”
‘Journeys East: 20th Century Western Encounters with Eastern Religious Traditions’ gives a complete account of the meeting and mingling of Western and Eastern traditions, which has characterized the history of religion in the 20th century. It is a well structured book which is thought provoking and offers much more than more collection of data. ISBN: 8182749786 Publisher: PENTAGON PRESS