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Guardians of God : inside the religious mind of the Pakistani Taliban / Mona Kanwal Sheikh.

Author:
Sheikh, Mona Kanwal [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
1 online resource : map (black and white)
Summary note:
This work explains how the Taliban, who view themselves as guardians of God, think it is their holy mission to protect Islam from the armies of the 'wrong' faiths. Paradoxically, their violent defence of the sacred encompasses worldly concerns such as social justice, peace, and political order. Guiding us to a finer understanding of the Taliban worldview, Sheikh builds a case for dialogue with an enemy that may choose to lay down arms if its grievances are correctly understood.
Notes:
This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience:
Specialized.
Source of description:
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 31, 2016).
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Oxford scholarship online.
ISBN:
9780199087341 (ebook) :
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