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Ahmed, Akbar S.

Overview
Works: 174 works in 659 publications in 12 languages and 21,883 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Host, Commentator, Performer, Narrator, Editor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Speaker, Interviewee, Scenarist, Scientific advisor
Classifications: BP163, 297.090511
Publication Timeline
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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 )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,301 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 1,208 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( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 920 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( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 895 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 )

48 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 786 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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent political upheavals such as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and international crises such as the Salman Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), the Gulf War and 'ethnic cleansing' in Bosnia raise questions about the nature of Islam and its relationship with the West that need urgent consideration
Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity : the search for Saladin by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 536 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 under siege : living dangerously in a post-honor world by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 536 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 )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thistle and the drone : how America's War on Terror became a global war on tribal Islam by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 496 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
Religion and politics in Muslim society : order and conflict in Pakistan by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millennium and charisma among Pathans : a critical essay in social anthropology by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam, globalization, and postmodernity by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Persian and held by 448 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 in tribal societies : from the Atlas to the Indus by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 402 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
After terror : promoting dialogue among civilizations by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Urdu and held by 384 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
Pakistan society : Islam, ethnicity, and leadership in South Asia by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 342 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
Pukhtun economy and society : traditional structure and economic development in a tribal society by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1980, this groundbreaking Routledge Revival is a reissue of an original and authentic anthropological account of Pukhtun society by Professor Akbar Ahmed. Combining extensive fieldwork data collected among the Mohmand tribe in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan with historical and literary sources, Professor Ahmed's study seeks to construct an ideal-type model of Pukhtun society based on the ideal Code of the Pukhtuns and to analyse the conditions of its maintenance and transformation. The author's thesis is that this ideal model exists within Pukht
Unmanned : America's drone wars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film investigates the impact that U.S. drone strikes have across the globe. The film reveals the realities of drone warfare, the violation of international law, the loss of life, and the far-reaching implications for the communities that live under drones
Resistance and control in Pakistan by Akbar S Ahmed( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 295 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 SAGE handbook of Islamic studies( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by Akbar S. Ahmed and Tamara Sonn, this volume provides a concise introdution to Islamic studies
 
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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 Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed Islamwissenschaftler

Akbar Salahuddin Ahmed

Akbar Salahudin Ahmed

أكبر س. أحمد، 1943-

أكبر صلاح الدين أحمد، 1943-

اکبر ایس احمد

اکبر صلاح الدین احمد

اکبر صلاح‌الدین احمد

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Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and societyJourney into Islam : the crisis of globalizationJourney into America : the challenge of IslamPostmodernism and Islam : predicament and promiseJinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity : the search for SaladinIslam under siege : living dangerously in a post-honor worldReligion and politics in Muslim society : order and conflict in PakistanMillennium and charisma among Pathans : a critical essay in social anthropology