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Ali, Tariq

Overview
Works: 329 works in 1,326 publications in 15 languages and 24,269 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Interviews  Documentary films  Political films  Nonfiction films  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Producer, Actor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Interviewer, wpr, Scenarist
Classifications: PR6051.L44, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Tariq Ali
The clash of fundamentalisms : crusades, jihads and modernity by Tariq Ali( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work that provides an explanation for both the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and new forms of Western colonialism, Tariq Ali argues that what we have experienced since September 11 is the return of history in an horrific form
An Indian dynasty : the story of the Nehru-Gandhi family by Tariq Ali( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 873 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 )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 836 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. 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
Shadows of the pomegranate tree by Tariq Ali( Book )

91 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a family in Moorish Spain and their attempts to survive after the fall of Granada
The book of Saladin by Tariq Ali( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 12th-century Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem, this is the fictional memoir of Saladin, the Kurdish liberator of Jerusalem. It is the second in a series of historical novels depicting the confrontation between Islamic and Christian civilisations
The stone woman by Tariq Ali( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 678 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
Pirates of the Caribbean : axis of hope by Tariq Ali( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 676 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
The new revolutionaries; a handbook of the international radical left by Tariq Ali( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South of the border( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 623 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 )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse door een Pakistaanse studentenleider
1968, marching in the streets by Tariq Ali( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 526 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 496 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
A sultan in Palermo by Tariq Ali( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourth novel in Tariq Ali's 'Islam Quintet' is set in medieval Palermo, a Muslim city rivalling Baghdad and Cordoba in size and splendour. The year is 1153. The Normans occupy Siqilliya, 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." "Tariq Ali charts the life and loves of the medieval cartographer, Muhammad al-Idrisi. Torn between his close friendship to 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 and the Trusted One, his conscience is troubled." "A Sultan in Palermo is a mythic novel in which pride, greed and lust intermingle with resistance and greatness. It echoes a past than can still be heard today."--BOOK JACKET
The Stalinist legacy : its impact on twentieth-century world politics by Tariq Ali( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trotsky for beginners by Tariq Ali( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the golden butterfly by Tariq Ali( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 349 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 )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the debate around Prof. Martin Bernal's book on the African origins of Greek culture, Black Athena. 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
Masters of the universe? : NATO's Balkan crusade by Tariq Ali( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street fighting years : an autobiography of the sixties by Tariq Ali( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Street Fighting Years' Tariq Ali surveys the political upheaval and change of the 1960s, taking in Vietnam, the death of Che Guevara, and the civil unrest in France in 1968
 
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The clash of fundamentalisms : crusades, jihads and modernity
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 pakistana verkisto, kinreĝisoro kaj historiisto

Tariq Ali saggista e romanziere pakistano

Tariq Ali schrijver uit Pakistan

Али, Тарик, 1943-

Тарик Али

טארק עלי

טארק עלי סופר בריטי

עלי, טאריק

طارق، علي.

طارق علي، 1943-

طارق علی

علي، طارق

तारिक़ अली

তারিক আলি

ਤਾਰਿਕ ਅਲੀ

தாரிக் அலி

താരിഖ് അലി

알리, 타리크

アリ, タリク

アリ, テリク

ターリク・アリ

テリク, アリ

塔里克·阿里

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The duel : Pakistan on the flight path of American powerBush in Babylon : the recolonisation of IraqShadows of the pomegranate treeThe book of SaladinThe stone womanPirates of the Caribbean : axis of hope1968, marching in the streetsThe Obama syndrome : surrender at home, war abroad