Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan - A Man to Match His Mountains

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The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan raised history's first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles.
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Overview


The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan raised history's first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles.
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Realizing that Westerners tend to associate Islam with terrorism and nonviolence with Hinduism, Easwaran (Gandhi, the Man) set out to write a tribute to a Muslim who embodied the nonviolent tradition within Islam. Badshah Khan, a Pathan of the former Northwest Frontier Province of India (today, the Taliban of Afghanistan), raised an army of 100,000 unarmed "Servants of God" and later became one of Gandhi's closest companions. Khan and his followers endured a great deal of persecution and imprisonment under the oppressive British rule, thus challenging the myth that passive resistance always works for those who are already peaceful. Though Khan was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, far too few people are aware of the man who was known as the "Frontier Gandhi." The publication of this book coincides with the UN General Assembly's proclamation of the beginning of the millennium as the Year and Decade of Nonviolence. Recommended for all libraries.--Michael W. Ellis, Ellenville P.L., NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888314007
  • Publisher: Nilgiri Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/1999
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 712,983
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Nonviolence for the 21st Century 8
Preface 9
Prologue: August 14, 1947 15
1 The Jubilee 25
2 Children of the Prophet 35
3 The Vale of Tirah 45
4 The Guides 55
5 Islam! 63
6 Badshah Khan 77
7 O Pathans! 87
8 The Pathan Mystique 95
9 The Servants of God 103
10 The Weapon of the Prophet 117
11 The Frontier Gandhi 131
12 Men of the Book 141
13 The Two Gandhis 151
14 The Fire of Freedom 165
Epilogue: August 15, 1947 181
Afterword: The Good Fight 193
Photo Retrospective 200
Map 234
Sources & Historical Notes 235
Glossary 251
Chronology 253
Bibliography 263
Index 267
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2010

    A must read for everyone

    This is a compelling account of Badshah Khan, a muslim follower of Gandhi. It is so pertinent to our world today. Once began, it is hard to put this book down. So much history in a readable format.

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