Asghar Ali Engineer (Author) & Mushirul Hasan (Frwd)
Title A Living Faith: My Quest for Peace, Harmony and Social Change (An Autobiography of Asghar Ali Engineer)
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2012
8125045724 / 9788125045724
Seller ID 101897
For most of the seventy-one years of his life, Asghar Ali Engineer has been a tireless soldier to the cause of national integration and communal harmony. Well-known today as a reformist, an activist and Islamic scholar, Asghar Ali Engineer received the Right Livelihood, or the ‘Alternative Nobel’, award in 2004 ‘for promoting over many years in South Asia the values of religious and communal co-existence, tolerance and mutual understanding’. Written with the simplicity that perhaps describes the man himself, is an extensive autobiographical account of Asghar Ali Engineer’s commitment to building an inclusive society and his inter-pretation of Islam as a modernist. It chronicles the personal, social and political events that shaped his life and views, his struggle against the orthodox Bohra priesthood and his rise as a leader of social and religious reform. It also documents his interactions with religious and political leaders of various hues across the world in the attempt to create a society that embraces all faiths.Printed Pages: 360.
A Living Faith: My Quest for Peace, Harmony and Social Change (An Autobiography of Asghar Ali Engineer) Asghar Ali Engineer (Author) & Mushirul Hasan (Frwd)