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Islam, Nationalism and the West

Issues of Identity in Pakistan


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

About this book


A growing interest in political Islam, also called Islamism, has assumed significant ideological and intellectual dimensions especially in recent years. Rather than viewing it as Islam versus the rest, or tradition against modernity, this volume, without overlooking the tensions, also acknowledges the mutualities. It centres on issues such as the Rushdie affair, conflictive pluralism in South Asia and its linkages with the crucial regional themes like the Kashmir dispute, Iranian revolution, civil war in Afghanicstan and Western public diplomacy.


Civil society civil war conflict diplomacy identity Islamism nationalism pluralism politics revolution war

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Bath Spa University CollegeUK

About the authors

IFTIKHAR H.MALIK is a Lecturer in History at the Bath Spa University College. His other books include: State and Civil Society in Pakistan; Pakistan at Fifty: Stalemate or a New Beginning; U.S.-South Asian Relations, 1940-7; U.S.-South Asia Relations, 1784-1940; The Continuing Conflict in Kashmir; Sikandar Hayat Khan: A Political Biography and Pakistan: People and Places. He has also published numerous papers in international journals and is a regular commentator on Current Muslim politics and Asian history on the BBC and VOA.

Bibliographic information


'...a welcome and excellent contribution to the literature on 'Islam and South Asian politics'...the book is powerful and convincing in its arguments...This is a fine study and will become a classic reference work for students and scholars of South Asia and a piece of scholarship very much worth emulating.' - A.Z. Hilali, Contemporary South Asia