Naipaul’s controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as “the most notable work on contemporary. Among the Believers is V.S. Naipaul’s classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia; ‘the believers’ are the. The novelist VS Naipaul has caused an outcry by comparing the in the Muslim world for his books Among the Believers and Beyond Belief.

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His main thesis is that Islam, from its Shia incarnation in post Islamic-Revolution Iran to the animist incorporating version of Indonesia, offers only ideas; it fails to provide structure, institutions or a comprehensive political and legal system that is consistent and coherent for this century. Selain itu, mereka juga sangat bercita-cita menyerupai masyarakat Rasulullah, bahkan yang sangat menarik perhatian Naipaul adalah bagaimana Muslim fundamentalis Malaysia ini memakai baju Arab.

He takes on a satirical tone as he talks about the horrors such politicization of Islam brought for Pakistan. Sep 28, Patrick McCoy rated it it was amazing Shelves: We aren’t explicity told.

Among the Believers by V. S. Naipaul

You should have a girl. Dalam kunjungannya ke Jogja, bersama Umar Kayam dan penyair Linus Suryadi, Naipaul terpesona dengan unggah-ungguh Umar Kayam dan orang-orang Jogja dan bagaimana Islam di Jawa adalah Islam yang datang ke masyarakat Hindu-Bunda dan menggunakan elemen-elemen Hindu Budha yang masih layak pakai, demikian juga dengan agama Kristen, agama keluarganya Linus Suryadi.

For him, every native element is a strange creature or incident. On other hand, whenever he encounters anything that is optimistic view of his place or land, he comes up with justifications. The second encounter of Naipaul is with a Maulana in which he assumes an imaginary tone to describe the place and Maulana himself, he uses the figure of Maulana tje is more like a piece of his imagination rather than actual being to paint a picture of fundamentalist and fanatic Islam.


He describes a native women as: Click here to sign up. Then he visits Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia and returns to Iran just after the taking of the hostages at the US embassy. To my mind, it’s an entirely new form. Naipaul used particular travel writing techniques and approaches are included. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Islam is part of his lifestyle, but not the key to his identity. Naipaul mengakhiri lawatannya dengan kembali ke Pakistan dan kemudian ke Iran, di mana ketika itu penyanderaan historis Kedubes Amerika oleh mahasiswa Muslim tengah berlangsung penyanderaan itu dimulai pada bulan November dan baru berakhir pada bulan Januaridi mana kabarnya Ahmadinejad juga terlibat, tapi tentunya waktu itu Naipaul nggak kenal Ahmadinejad dan sama sekali tidak disinggung soal dia.

Retrieved from ” https: Believere 12, Louise rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Among the Believe Does medicine or science believdrs that matter have addresses?

He presents Muslims as people who are confused, muddled headed, ignorant and are not straight forward. These feelings are ill placed and are based on stereotypical images and no further explanation is given to nullify the shady outlook of the taxi driver. So that’s where the two stars come from Anwar had been to Iran and met Ayatollah Khomeini, and he wanted to awake Malaysian people. He gives description in a detailed form and observed each and every aspect very keenly.

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There are fictional elements used by Naipaul in his travel writings that are actually Vulcanization or a new genre according to Santiago that is travelon. Salah satu kritik yang paling banyak didengar pembaca internasional adalah kritikan dari Edward Said yang mengkritik Naipaul dengan mengatakan: Naipaul’s views on Islam in the Indian naiaul have been contested by William Dalrymple, for example.

I have not read his fiction, but will shortly to see if it is the same kind of colonial apologetics. Naipaul is very much influenced by his own British and Caribbean ideology. It comes across Naipaul remains a sharp observer of the world around him nzipaul always and makes a lot of insightful and what seems prescient observations about Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Islamic states of the middle-east.


VS Naipaul launches attack on Islam

Family Letters The Writer and the World: That would surprise me given what I had heard of him. Rejection, therefore, is not absolute rejection. View all 16 comments.

Critics of Naipaul have picked up on his sweeping generalisations. Besides that he also project Islam as mechanical process by quoting from speeches of natives and presents a fake image of Mosques where the unity of Muslims is interpreted in terroristic terms and ideas: That it gives us Muslim points of view is important and necessary, especially today, but it is the book’s structure and seamless execution, that is to my mind its true achievement.