This is a disorganized brain dump by the author There are snippets of interesting details scattered throughout on the origins of groups like Sipah e Sahaba or the Zia regime s relations with Iran or the domestic Shia population, but chapter long digressions on the history of the Sunni Shia divide, or detours into the Gulf states that don t ever link back to Pakistan, fail to cohere into any sort of structured assessment of the issues raised in the title. Sectarian War Is An Account Of How The Shia Sunni Conflict Was Relocated From The Middle East To Pakistan After The Rise Of Revolutionary Iran In , Through The Mediating Agency Of The Rulers In Pakistan And The Proliferation Of The Religious Seminaries Funded By Saudi Arabia It Examines The Death Of General Zia In The Context Of The Sectarian Conflict, Goes Into The Process Of Production Of Apostatizing Fatwas In Pakistan Followed By Violent Action By Organizations Formed From The Non State Actors Used By The State For Its Covert Wars Sectarian War Also Delves Into The State Of The Shia Communities In The Middle East And Their Historical Connections With South Asia It Examines The Rise Of Shia Culture In Lucknow And Its Formative Influence On The Rise Of The Shia In Iraq, With A Parallel Scrutiny Of The Rise Of Wahhabism And Its Infiltration Of India In The Eighteenth Century, And Records The Origins And History Of Organizations Doing Sectarian Terrorism In Pakistan And Their Linkages To Al Qaeda Whose Trajectory Into A Sectarian Identity Is Also Traced To The Rise Of Al Zarqawi As A Parallel Leader In Iraq Sectarian War Facilitates An Understanding Of The Phenomenon Of Terrorism In Pakistan Today Brilliant peace of writing Sectarian war in Pakistan and its roots to middle east, the most important thing that writer briefly describes the true story and main causes behind this wave of war. The book starts of slightly dryly but if you re interested in the Sectarian conflict and especially how it plays out in Pakistan this is a good book Not too incisive but makes for a better than fair read. A funded research turned into book format results in this title Not one, which I will recommend as THE book on the subject It is neither recommended for the novices who want to know about the issue or those with some knowledge about it intending to broaden theirs This one not so gloriously falls short on both accounts I think it served the purpose when it left the printing press one feather in the author s name apologies for being cruel here There s less of empirical build up about the matter This book is high on adrenaline Makes use of catchy stuff taken from the popular news line and conspiracy theories Highly repetitive, which is no mean feat to achieve in a volume with not so many leaves My advice, don t waste your bucks I fortunately borrowed this one and happily returned A complete ABC of Pakistan s seething Shia Sunni conflict, and the resulting violence that spilled into the 1990s and the 2000s The author gives detailed insight into the history of the opposing factions, with particular emphasis on the sub continent The part dealing with the sectarian killings in urban Pakistan appears to be a long drawn newspaper investigative story, but then again, Mr Ahmed is a journalist The intermittent spelling mistakes were a bit of a turn off though.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Sectarian War book, this is one of the most wanted Khaled Ahmed author readers around the world.
- 369 pages
- Sectarian War
- Khaled Ahmed
- 06 January 2018 Khaled Ahmed