Colonel HC. Wylly serving the British Regiment in the 1890s found hardly any information of the country immediately beyond the North-West border. In this book, he deals in detail with the tribes of the North-West and the military relations British had with them.
The author describes the more turbulent of the tribes beyond the border, the countries they inhabited and the campaigns which had been undertaken against them.
Given the salience of ideologised forms of religion in fanning or justifying conflicts in different parts of the world today, formulating new understandings of religion that can play a positive role in promoting inter community relations and social justice is an urgent necessity. This is as true of the Islamic case as it is of all other religions. This book, a collection of interviews with Indian and Pakistani Muslim activists and ulema, seeks to provide a broad perspective on a socially engaged understanding of Islam that tries to creatively deal with several issues of contemporary concern, particularly those relating to inter faith relations, social justice and peace. ISBN: 8188869098 Publisher: GLOBAL MEDIA PUBLICATIONS
This work examines the role of God in medieval Islamic philosophy and theology in a new and exciting way. Renouncing the traditional chronological method of considering Islamic philosophy, Netton uses modern literary modes of criticism derived from structuralism, post-structuralism and semiotics. The author focuses on major Islamic and Arab thinkers of the Middle Ages, from Al-Kindi to Ibn al-Arabi, to study the nature, function, role, and development of their God, and relates the views of each to the textual and intellectual history of which he is a product. In the process, the author traces the development of the Neoplatonic God out of the Qur’anic God.
Visits to High Tartary, Yarkand and Kashgar, written over a century ago, tells the story of a British tea-planter, Robert Shaw, who found himself caught up in the Great Game. So christened by one of its earliest players, the Great Game grew out of intense Anglo-Russian rivalry in Asia during the nineteenth century.
The shadowy contest began in earnest in the 1830s, when the two powers sought to extend their frontiers and influence into Central Asia. By the 1860s and 1870s, Britain and Russia found themselves all but facing each other across the unmapped deserts and unexplored passes of the region.
According to Shaw’s own account, it ‘was the prospect of ‘opening up’ Central Asia as a market for Indian tea, spiced with the possibility of being the first Englishman to visit the almost legendary towns of Chinese Turkistan, that decided him, in 1868, to make his now celebrated journey to Yarkand and Kashgar.
Hungerford believes a great change had been effected in the late 19th Century, in the measure of information about regions of farther India in the North West. He claims that all that was known of the frontier geography was narrowed to a few lines running westward from India, and terminating in the cities of Afghan and Baluch highlands.
The hills which faced us on our own border, onto which we could step from the plains, were still shrouded in mystery, and our knowledge of the people was as shadowy as that of their land. In this study it is hoped that a few minor frontier episodes would be rescued from oblivion.
Never before has a single volume featured non-fiction writing by women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on the Partition of India. Here, for the first time, are Ismat Chughtai, Sara Suleri, Anis Kidwai, Phulrenu Guha, Meghna Guhathakurta, Shehla Shibli, Manikuntala Sen. Kamlaben Patel and many others, speaking and writing about communalism and literature; what they learnt from refugees; what partition means to them 50 years later; and how they define themselves—Hindus? Muslims? Indians? Pakistanis? Bengalis? All of these or none? Either or neither? Not-Indian-not-Pakistani? Bangladeshi not Pakistani? Above all, their accounts raise that most troubling question: do women have a country? An unusual mix of memoirs, interviews, reminiscences and reflective essays, this anthology is the first attempt to present women’s perspective on the partition of India, based on the experience of three countries. ISBN: 9694025044 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS