Emergent Trends in Moslem Tribal Society: the Wazir Movement of the Mullah of Wana in North-Western Frontier Province of Pakistan

  • Akbar Ahmed
Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series


This essay 1 is in part an attempt to pose the answers to what is stirring in the Moslem world; in part to learn the causes by elucidating principles of social process in contemporary Moslem society with special reference to Pakistan. The answers may well prove to be the single most important attempt at understanding the dialectics of the exigent forces creating tension in Moslem society between tradition and modernity in these last decades of the twentieth century. The unrest remains largely unstudied and, on the surface, inexplicable. Its complexity, and the diversity of the context within which it appears, defies easy analysis.


Religious Leader Political Agent General Staff Tribal Area Islamic Movement 
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