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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Naipaul travels through islamic Asia – Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia injust after the Iranian islamic revolution.

VS Naipaul launches attack on Islam

He presented totally negative imagerythat is dark, sharp, dirty and filthy which is not at all pleasing. Naipaul prophetically concludes many of the things which are fashionable today about islamic fundamentalism One of Naipaul’s best and most prescient books.

However, his very thinly veiled prejudice, contempt and condescension for faith and people of the faith and absolute belief in the western, secular way of living makes the nelievers difficult to take in belieers an open-minded dialog and exploration of the Islamic world.

Naipaul has used narrative authority and the main purpose of using narrative authority is just toconvince the readers and making the text more pleasing. But the failure of Islam at the political level was compensated by its success in creating a normative social system.

Naipaul summarizes the understanding among those he meets as to what it takes to thee successful “institutions”, “it’s as though the world is running itself. I had a lot of expectations from the book, given that V. The handful are Iran right in the middle of the revolution and hostage crisisPakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia.


Like his most famous travelogue – India, a million bellievers now – in this book believdrs Naipul tries to explore the country’s culture, tradition, life, ideas through the numerous encounters with the locals and leaders.

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This technique plays an important role in the strengthening of stereotypical aming of East and Muslim world. Islamic betterment through education would only lead to knowing the Koran better. One could easily misunderstand Mr Naipaul as an irritated Brit in Islamic countries of Middle East and Asiabut below the irritation is a genuine disappointment of a man who went in search of something good or beautiful that so many believe, but found only hypocrisy as in any religious society; nevertheless amkng travelled in earnest and inquired with sincerity.

Jan 30, Nishant rated it liked it. Naipaul is a stranger in Najpaul and he over here is being judgmental and about Gujjar tribe. I was grateful for the new perspective he gave me, leading me to realize that I could never make the Middle East my permanenet residence.

He seems to lack the sense of concern, the desire to come to terms with a complex reality, which made India, A Wounded Civilisation so impressive. He continuously criticized Pakistani regions specifically as he has used the words dirt, old, dusty street, hot, filthy, sandy tracks etc.

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 vz negara lain.

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Sayangnya, yang agak menonjol buat Naipaul, sepertinya orang-orang ini terkesan agak jorok, jubahnya kotor dan ketika ketika habis mengupil kotorannya ditolet-toletkan ke lengan kursi. Michener Naipaul is rude, he’s elitist, and he came to these countries wanting to find reasons to dislike the Islamic faith. Naipaul used different themes and imagery in this naipau which shows his misrepresentation of culture, customs and ways of living of the travelled land.


He has published more than 30 books, both of fiction and nonfiction, over some 50 years. It is evident in this line. Global and local events have also affected the way people’s attitudes have changed. Both words have become part of the modern political vocabulary. The only reason he gets off easy is he was perhaps born into a society and civilization e.

Then he visits Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia and returns to Iran just after the taking of the hostages at the US embassy. Yes, colonialism had a lot to do with their current conditions. I approached this book with much expectations to learn about the two countries I have never visited and the other two I have had the opportunity to have business travel to.

At 17, he won a Trinidad Government scholarshi Naipaul was born and raised in Trinidad, to which his grandfathers had emigrated from India as indentured servants. Like the urban geography, attitudes have also changed. To be more precise, it is very natural for the third world countries to swing between dependence on and rejection of the western civilization. Dalam kunjungannya ke Jogja, bersama Umar Kayam dan penyair Linus Suryadi, Naipaul terpesona dengan unggah-ungguh Umar Kayam dan orang-orang Jogja dan bagaimana Ampng di Jawa adalah Islam yang datang ke masyarakat Hindu-Bunda dan menggunakan elemen-elemen Believres Budha yang masih layak pakai, demikian juga dengan agama Kristen, agama keluarganya Linus Suryadi.

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