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Ali, Tariq

Overview
Works: 333 works in 1,186 publications in 24 languages and 22,155 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Documentary films  Political films  Nonfiction films  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Actor, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Interviewer, Creator, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6051.L44, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Tariq Ali
An Indian dynasty : the story of the Nehru-Gandhi family by Tariq Ali( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duel : Pakistan on the flight path of American power by Tariq Ali( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. It is the only Islamic state to have nuclear weapons. Its border with Afghanistan extends over one thousand miles and is the likely hideout of Osama bin Laden. It has been under military dictatorship for thirty-three of its fiftyyear existence. Yet it is the linchpin in the United States' war on terror, receiving over $10 billion of American aid since 2001 and purchasing more than $5 billion of U.S. weaponry in 2006 alone. These days, relations between the two countries are never less than tense. Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf reported that U.S. deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage threatened to "bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age" if it did not commit fully to the alliance in the wake of 9/11. Presidential hopeful Barack Obama said he would have no hesitation in bombing Al Qaeda inside the country, "with or without" approval of the Pakistani government. Recent surveys show that more than 70 percent of Pakistanis fear the United States as a military threat to their country. The Bush administration spent much of 2007 promoting a "dream ticket" of Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto to run Pakistan together. That strategy, with Bhutto assassinated and the general's party winning less than 15 percent of the contested seats in the 2008 election, is now in tatters. With increasingly bold attacks by Taliban supporters in the border regions threatening to split the Pakistan army, with the only political alternatives -- Nawaz Sharif and Benazir's widower Asif Ali Zardari -- being as corrupt as the regime they seek to replace, and with a newly radicalized movement of lawyers testing its strength as championsof the rule of law, the chances of sustained stability in Pakistan look slim. The scion of a famous Punjabi political family, with extraordinary contacts inside the country and internationally, Tariq Ali has long been acknowledged as a leading commentator on Pakistan. In these pages he combines deep understanding of the country's history with extensive firsthand research and unsparing political judgment to weigh the prospects of those contending for power today. The labyrinthine path between a secure world and global conflagration runs right through Pakistan. No one is better placed to trace its contours
Bush in Babylon : the recolonisation of Iraq by Tariq Ali( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assault and capture of Iraq, and the resistance it has provoked, will shape the politics of the twenty-first century. In this provocative book, Tariq Ali provides a history of Iraqi resistance against empires old and new, and argues against the view that sees imperialist occupation as the only viable solution to bring about regime-change in corrupt and dictatorial states. Detailing the longstanding imperial ambitions of key figures in the Bush administration and how war profiteers close to Bush are cashing in, this book moves beyond the corporate looting by the US military government to offer the reader an in-depth analysis of the extent of resistance to the US occupation in Iraq.--From publisher description
The new revolutionaries; a handbook of the international radical left by Tariq Ali( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Saladin by Tariq Ali( Book )

65 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the crusades from the Moslem point of view. The hero is the desert warrior, Saladin, who became sultan of Egypt and retook Jerusalem from the Christians in 1187. A tale of international intrigue and romance by a British writer, author of Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
The stone woman by Tariq Ali( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ottoman Empire, known as the "sick man of Europe" in the 19th century, continues its slow, steady decline in the summer of 1899 as elderly Iskander Pasha (a descendant of a sultan's favorite courtier) and his well-born family gather at their seaside palace outside Istanbul. Ali, a well-known leftist activist in Britain, explores the complexities of the Ottoman mentality in his fifth outing, a colorful, sensual drama of families, sexual intrigue and rebellion. As the novel begins, Iskander suffers a stroke and loses his power of speech. Various members of the family tell their stories, interwoven with chapters transcribing confessions made to the "stone woman," a rock formation on the estate. Iskander has four children: Salman, the eldest son; Halil, a general in the army; Nilofer, the daughter whose dramatic life is most fully explored; and her married stepsister, Zeynep. Memed, Iskander's elder brother, and his lover, the Baron, also join the family. The plot coheres neatly as the stories interconnect: Nilofer married a Greek schoolteacher for whom her love cooled, leaving her miserable; when her husband is murdered, a victim of anti-Greek violence, she pursues a love affair with a barber's son. Salman is also unhappily married, to a woman in Egypt who turns against him with an almost psychopathic violence. Halil conspires with other generals in the army to overthrow the Ottoman government. The Baron, a trained Hegelian scholar, holds forth, pedantically, on the roots of Ottoman decay."--This text refers to the Hardcover edition
Shadows of the pomegranate tree by Tariq Ali( Book )

83 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a family in Moorish Spain and their attempts to survive after the fall of Granada
Pirates of the Caribbean : axis of hope by Tariq Ali( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the revolutionary process throughout Latin America as a challenge to the neoliberal consensus and American foreign policy focuses on the radical social democratic reforms of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez
South of the border( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. In South of the Border, Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region
Pakistan; military rule or people's power by Tariq Ali( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and French and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse door een Pakistaanse studentenleider
A sultan in Palermo by Tariq Ali( Book )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourth novel in Tariq Ali's Islam Quintet is set in medieval Palermo, a Muslim city rivaling Baghdad and Cordoba in size and splendor. The year is 1153. The Normans are ruling Siqqiliya, but Arab culture and language dominate the island and the court. Sultan Rujari (King Roger) surrounds himself with Muslim intellectuals, several concubines, and an administration presided over by gifted eunuchs. The bishops, expecting to be at the pinnacle of power, are angered by the decadence of the court. In this captivating novel, Tariq Ali charts the life and loves of the medieval cartographer Muhammed al-Idrisi. Torn between his close friendship with the sultan and his friends who are leaving the island or plotting a resistance to Norman rule, Idrisi finds temporary solace in the harem; but, confronted by the common people of Noto and Catania, his conscience is troubled."--Book cover
1968, marching in the streets by Tariq Ali( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month-by-month chronicle of protests, marches, demonstrations and other significant events that took place in 1968 throughout the world
The Obama syndrome : surrender at home, war abroad by Tariq Ali( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What has really changed since Bush left the White House? Ali argues that Obama's failures are paving the way for a Republican surge, while his own supporters become increasingly despondent
Trotsky for beginners by Tariq Ali( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entreprise louable que de présenter à un public adolescent la vie et la pensée de Trotsky, et à travers eux les grands événements de l'époque. Une mise en pages originale, où graphisme et texte s'épaulent mutuellement, devrait en faciliter la compréhension. Il y a hélas coexistence difficile entre les visées pédagogiques et idéologiques dans cet ouvrage où la vulgarisation, par endroits, se fait simplification caricaturale et galerie d'images d'Epinal. La bande dessinée éducative semble une formule qui n'est pas encore au point
The Stalinist legacy : its impact on twentieth-century world politics by Tariq Ali( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the golden butterfly by Tariq Ali( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Night of the Golden Butterfly concludes the Islam Quintet - Tariq Ali's much lauded series of historical novels, translated into more than a dozen languages, that has been twenty years in the writing. Completing an epic panorama that began in fifteenth-century Moorish Spain, the latest novel moves between the cities of the twenty-first century, from Lahore to London, from Paris to Beijing. The narrator is rung one morning and reminded that he owes a debt of honour. The creditor is Mohammed Aflatun - known as Plato - an irascible but gifted painter living in a Pakistan where human dignity has become a wreckage. Plato, who once specialized in stepping back into the limelight, now wants his life story written. As the tale unravels we meet Plato's London friend Alice Stepford, now a leading music critic in New York; Mrs. Naughty Latif, the Islamabad housewife whose fondness for generals leads to her flight to the salons of intellectually fashionable Paris, where she is hailed as the Diderot of the Islamic world; and there's Jindie, the Golden Butterfly of the title, the narrator's first love. Interwoven with this chronicle of contemporary life is the turbulent history of Jindie's family. Her great forebear, Dù Wénxiù, led a Muslim rebellion in Yunnan in the nineteenth century and ruled the region from his capital Dali for almost a decade, as Sultan Suleiman. Night of the Golden Butterfly reveals Ali in full flight, at once imaginative and intelligent, satirical and stimulating."--Publisher description
Black Athena( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the debate around Prof. Martin Bernal's book on the African origins of Greek culture, Black athena : the Afroasiatic roots of classical civilization. Leading classicists and Egyptologists discuss Bernal's indictment that 19th century scholars systematically denied the connections between Greece and the non-European cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean. Reviews evidence that the culture of ancient Greece had its origins in Africa and the East and that the West should recognize what it owes to Black and Eastern cultures
The clash of fundamentalisms : crusades, jihads and modernity by Tariq Ali( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Turkish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatterens personlige udlægning af baggrunden for sammenstødet mellem islamisk fundamentalise og ny vestlig kolonialisme
Masters of the universe? : NATO's Balkan crusade by Tariq Ali( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Edward Said by Tariq Ali( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Wadie Said, 1935-2003, Palestinian-American literary theorist
 
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Alternative Names
Ali, Tarik

Ali, Tarik, 1943-

Ali, Tariq

ʿAlī, Ṭāriq 1943-

Tarik Ali

Tariq Ali.

Tariq Alí 1943-

Tariq Ali britischer Autor und Historiker

Tariq Ali escritor pakistaní e historiador

Tariq Ali historien, écrivain et journaliste britannique, d'origine pakistanaise

Tariq Ali saggista e romanziere pakistano

Tariq Ali schrijver uit Pakistan

Тарик Али

טארק עלי

עלי, טאריק

طارق، علي

طارق علي، 1943-

طارق علی

علي، طارق

तारिक़ अली

তারিক আলি

ਤਾਰਿਕ ਅਲੀ

தாரிக் அலி

താരിഖ് അലി

アリ, タリク

アリ, テリク

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Bush in Babylon : the recolonisation of IraqThe book of SaladinThe stone womanShadows of the pomegranate treePirates of the Caribbean : axis of hopeA sultan in Palermo1968, marching in the streetsThe Obama syndrome : surrender at home, war abroad