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Beyond Belief

Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples

Beyond Belief( )
Author: Naipaul, V. S.
ISBN:978-0-375-50118-0
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

"For sheer abundance of talent, there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses V. S. Naipaul. [He is] the world's writer, a master of language and perception."--The New York Times Book Review "A superlative traveler who misses nothing worth the record."--The Times (London) Beyond Belief is a book about one of the more important and unsettling issues of our time: the effects of the Islamic conversion of Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia. It is not a book of opinion. It is--in...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Asia / General
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Religion / Islam / General
Religion / Religion, Politics & State
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.71 x 9.58 x 1.35 Inches
Book Weight:1.709 Pounds
Author Biography
Naipaul, V. S. (Author)
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was born of Indian ancestry in Chaguanas, Trinidad on August 17, 1932. He was educated at University College, Oxford and lived in Great Britain since 1950. From 1954 to 1956, he edited a radio program on literature for the British Broadcasting Corporation's Caribbean Service.

His first novel, The Mystic Masseur, was published in 1957. His other novels included A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, Guerrillas, and Half a Life. In a Free State won the Booker Prize in 1971. He started writing nonfiction in the 1960s. His first nonfiction book, The Middle Passage, was published in 1962. His other nonfiction works included An Area of Darkness, Among the Believers, Beyond Belief, and A Turn in the South. He was knighted in 1990 and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He died on August 11, 2018 at the age of 85.

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