100% PP 100%25%20PP
   1,039.00 +    65.00 Delivery charge
  • M.R.P.:    1,151.00
  • You Save:    112.00 (10%)
  • Inclusive of all taxes

Pay on Delivery (Cash/Card) eligible
What is this?
What is Pay on Delivery?
Pay on Delivery (POD) includes Cash on Delivery (COD) as well as Debit card / Credit card / Net banking payments at your doorstep.
Details
Sold and fulfilled by Peacockbooks (4.3 out of 5 | 831 ratings).
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
   1,106.00
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors
List & Earn Rs.250* extra. Available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad. Sell on Local Finds.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.
See all 2 images

How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position Paperback – Import, 30 Dec 2013

1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from
Paperback, Import
   1,039.00
   1,039.00
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Go Cashless with BHIM UPI: Get 10% cashback up to Rs. 100 if you pay with BHIM UPI. Minimum Order Value has to be Rs.100. Offer applicable once per customer during the offer period Jun 1st to Jun 21st. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Go Cashless with Visa Debit / Credit Cards: Get 10% back up to Rs.100 if you pay with a Visa Card. Offer valid for your first two cashless transactions ever on Amazon. Offer Period: 5th Jun to 30th Jun. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Product description

Review

Smart, funny, and wonderfully irreverent...
Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The final joy of this magnificently disreputable novel is the realization that, like all great books, it has actually been reading you.
Indira Sinha, author of Animal s People --.

A story that begins with a guy jerking into a plastic bag and ends with a dream, covering that vast terrain between the two with such a charming and humane ease that it makes you envy Tabish Khair not just for his writing talent but also for his infectious and almost unconditional love for mankind. --Etgar Keret, author of Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Since the 1989 controversy over Salman Rushdie s The Satanic Verses, and certainly since September 11, American readers have shown interest in fiction that potentially serves a dual purpose: as a reflection upon the threat of Islamic extremism and as commentary on the immigrant condition in Western society more broadly...

Tabish Khair s new novel, How To Fight Islamist Terror From the Missionary Position, is the best short attempt to capture some of these realities and tensions that I have yet read. At less than 200 pages, Khair pulls off a brisk, bitingly funny narrative that manages to make some astute points about both Islamic extremism and the Western penchant for stereotyping without drawing anything like a false equivalence. And for a book so concise and witty, it is also surprisingly textured...The book is cleverly constructed in such a way that we know some event has occurred involving the major characters, and that the event had serious consequences, but we don t know what it was or why it happened. This encourages us to read into every little nugget Khair drops along the way; he almost seems to be goading the reader into over-interpreting character traits and plot crumbs. One plot twist is very cleverly made clear to the reader but obscured from the narrator himself; the narrator s inability to get it tells us quite a lot about him.

Khair s clever take on the clash of cultures extends to his language. Every Tom, Dick, and Hari from India goes to USA, UK, Australia, or Canada," Ravi states at one point. (He also uses the phrase Indiosyncratic. ) Khair gently applies this gentle ribbing not just to linguistic differences, but to literary culture as a whole (in addition to academia). A character is said to have been mentioned as a name to watch by Salman Rushdie. And then comes the sting: For more than a decade, he had been rumored to be the next Vikram Seth. (This is again reminiscent of Waugh: the casually stated insult.) But these gibes along with repeated slaps at MFA programs ultimately feel organic to the narrator s personality rather than merely taunting or cruel.

... the main focus of his story is the cultural and political reality of immigrant life rather than clash-of-civilization questions. If this novel is anything to go by, a subtle approach to Big Questions can succeed admirably.

The biggest surprise, however, is that a book so full of humor has so much to say about what is what is still portentously called our era. ...Khair has written that rare thing: a mature comic novel. ---New Repubic January 2014

Do you remember some Muslims' violent reactions to the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten's decision to print abusive cartoons of Mohammed in 2005? Or the early assumption by many sections of the media that the 2011 shootings actually perpetrated by Anders Behring Breivik were the work of Muslim extremists angry with Norway's role in the war on terror? These moments showed the world that Scandinavia is equally as bound up with issues relating to Islamism and Islamophobia as are other parts of Europe that have far higher populations of Muslims. This brilliant new novel by Tabish Khair explores such topical issues, as well as more personal themes of love and imperfection, literature and life, city and country. How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position's tight plot and its accelerating accrual of clues and tension mean that the novel inevitably invites comparison with popular Scandinavian crime dramas such as The Killing, Borgen or The Bridge...

Despite the weighty subject matter, this is also a very funny book…This is a fast-paced, hilarious novel that nonetheless has sufficient depth to withstand several re-readings. If there's any justice, it's going to be as big a hit in Euro-America as it has been in Khair's home country of India. --Huffington Post UK February 2014

The title is nowhere near as irreverent, intelligent, and explosive as the slowly detonated bomb of a story inside... This book 190 pages which force themselves to be read in one sitting is a fine example of how much impact a short novel can have. It occupies a space somewhere between the funny, the sad and satirical. Narrative tone aims for blitheness but it is too intelligent to skim the surface and ridicule its easy-to-ridicule characters. It goes deeper to show us the men s humanities. Its language is plain... but it can t help but turn into pensive lyricism, even in its puerile jibing. What it dramatizes is how Muslims are judged, and more interestingly, how one kind of Muslim judges another, and how this judgment can be deeply complex, and condemnatory. It may only be mid-February but I suspect this will be among my most memorable reads of 2014.
The Independent (London)

Hilarious... Khair writes brilliantly about racism, and the misunderstanding between rich and poor. Unmissable. --The Times (London)

About the Author

Born in 1966 and educated mostly in Bihar, India, Tabish Khair is the author of several critically acclaimed novels and poetry collections. Winner of the All India Poetry Prize as well as fellowships at Delhi, Cambridge, and Hong Kong, his novels The Bus Stopped (2004), Filming: A Love Story (2007), and The Thing About Thugs (2010) have been translated into several languages and shortlisted for major literary prizes including the Encore Award (UK), the Crossword Prize, the Hindu Best Fiction Prize, the DSC Prize for South Asia (India), and the Man Asian Literary Prize (Hong Kong). He lives in Arhus, Denmark.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc (30 December 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566569702
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566569705
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Customer reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

16 January 2015
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 8 reviews
John P. Jones III
5.0 out of 5 starsPassage to a State of Niceness…
22 January 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Marion Stein
5.0 out of 5 starsA Good Short Novel.
14 July 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Richard Lenon
5.0 out of 5 starsFun title for an ambitious attempt at putting you in very foreign shoes.. a successful one.
19 July 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
Caleb D. Powell
5.0 out of 5 starsSecular Muslims
22 June 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful.
Extra Fine
5.0 out of 5 starsRead It With Expectations of a Quiet But Truthful Ending
16 February 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?