Desperately seeking paradise: journeys of a sceptical Muslim.

Sardar, Ziauddin (2005) Desperately seeking paradise: journeys of a sceptical Muslim. Granta Books. ISBN 9781862077553. [Book]

Abstract

Ziauddin Sardar, one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, learned the Koran at his mother's knee in Pakistan. As a young student in London he set out to grasp the meaning of his religion, and, hopefully, to find 'paradise', his quest leading him throughout the Muslim world, from Iran to China to Turkey. Along the way he accepts that he may never reach paradise - but it's the journey that's important. At a time when the view of Islam in the West is so often distorted and simplistic, Desperately Seeking Paradise - self-mocking, frank and passionate - is essential reading.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 23 translations till date - including Arabic, Spanish, French, Dutch and Indonesian.
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts
Item ID: 8246
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 06:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:23
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8246

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