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Ahmed, Akbar S.

Works: 180 works in 572 publications in 3 languages and 19,525 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Host, Producer, Author of screenplay, Editor, Speaker, Narrator, Interviewee, Scenarist, Scientific advisor
Classifications: BP163, 297.090511
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Most widely held works by Akbar S Ahmed
Islam today : a short introduction to the muslim world by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to Islam attemps to overcome decades of bigotry and misunderstandings as it explains the tenets of a religion practiced by more than one billion people, explaining the traditions that lie at this belief's heart
Discovering Islam making sense of Muslim history and society by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
46 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic discontent and celebrates the sources of its strength. From the four "ideal Caliphs" who succeeded the Prophet to the refugee camps of Peshawar, an objective picture emerges of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society
Journey into Islam the crisis of globalization by Akbar S Ahmed ( )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Presents a tour of Islam and its peoples as it follows author's anthropological expedition to the three major regions of the Muslim world--the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Reveals unique information on large, often misunderstood populations, describing the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims, women, and youth"--Provided by publisher
Journey into America the challenge of Islam by Akbar S Ahmed ( )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines American identity as influenced by its founding and history and the diverse Muslim experience in America, as well as the experience of other religious groups, and how each has affected the other"--Provided by publisher
Postmodernism and Islam : predicament and promise by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you have been puzzled and bewildered by the mixed messages abounding in the relations between Islam and the western world, this is the book for you. A marvellous and accessible guide to one of the great issues in the world today
Living Islam : from Samarkand to Stornoway by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islam is the dominant world religion, followed by more than a fifth of the world's population, and Muslims today cover the world, from Samarkand in Central Asia to Stornoway in Scotland. But what is Islam? Its history? Its culture? Its values?
Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity : the search for Saladin by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or in the case of Richard Attenborough's hugely successful film, Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study tells a different story of heroism and tragedy and of backstage manoeuvering among the governing elite of the Raj, and argues for Jinnah's continuing relevance as contemporary Islam debates its future direction
Islam, globalization, and postmodernity by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The outside world now reaches into even the most closeted Muslim home through the various channels of the mass media, but globalization has raised many issues. This work captures and explores some of the debate, uncertainty and conflict generated as Islam moves into the 21st century
Islam under siege : living dangerously in a post-honor world by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book will help students, scholars of politics, sociology, international relations and cultural studies, and reporters as well as a more general audience interested in some of the most important issues of our time."--BOOK JACKET
The future of anthropology : its relevance to the contemporary world ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resistance and control in Pakistan by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading authorities on Islam explains what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes
The thistle and the drone : how America's War on Terror became a global war on tribal Islam by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that the campaigns that fall under "The War on Terror" have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central Islamic governments and the tribal societies within their borders
Millennium and charisma among Pathans : a critical essay in social anthropology by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and politics in Muslim society : order and conflict in Pakistan by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After terror : promoting dialogue among civilizations by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrating the power of dialogue and mutual understanding, as well as suggesting the possibility of tolerance, respect, cooperation and commitment, this text sets out views from some of the greatest thinkers of our time in order to defuse the ticking time-bomb that is global terrorism
Islam in tribal societies : from the Atlas to the Indus by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lively debate is currently being conducted in the social sciences around the concepts of "tribe", "segmentary societies" and "Islam in society". This wide-ranging collection by thirteen distinguished anthropologists contributes to the debate by examining various segmentary Islamic tribal societies from Morocco to Pakistan. -- Publisher description
Pukhtun economy and society : traditional structure and economic development in a tribal society by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pakistan society : Islam, ethnicity, and leadership in South Asia by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies the complexity and diversity of Pakistan society illustrated by case studies from Pakistan. Covers the prominence of the Mullahs in the North-West Frontier Province, Sufis in Sind, Sardars in Baluchistan to peasant farmers in Punjab
Living Islam ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series both about Islam as a living idea and how the idea is lived. It is a tour round the history, the faith and cultures of Islam. Focuses on what it mean to be Muslim in today's world, living with the great tradition of a world religion, and the little traditions of local, regional and village cultures
The conceit of innocence : losing the conscience of the West in the war against Bosnia ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Innocence may be lost in the post-Cold War West, but the imitation of innocence is evident in the social and political landscape of the 1990s. Eminent sociologist David Riesman has argued that the current culture attempts to imitate a purity of action, motive, and spirit commonly associated with the 1950s: faith in government, optimism concerning the future, and a can-do social and political attitude. These essays by prominent scholars and former policy makers carry forward Riesman's assertions in exposing the pretense in supposedly moral-driven Western policy, especially as it pertains to the crisis in Bosnia."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Aḥmad, Akbar S.
Ahmed, A. S. 1943-
Ahmed, Akbar
Ahmed, Akbar, 1943-
Ahmed, Akbar S.
Ahmed, Akbar Salāh-ad-Din 1943-
Ahmed, Akbar Salahudin.
Ahmed, Akbar Salahudin, 1943-
Akbar Salahudin Ahmed
أكبر س. أحمد، 1943-
أكبر صلاح الدين أحمد، 1943-
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