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

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam

Badshah Khan: A Man to Match His Mountains

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9781888314007
Number Of Pages: 280

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The story of the great Muslim peacemaker Badshah Khan, who joined Mahatma Gandhi in nonviolent resistance to British rule in India.

Kh?n Abdul Ghaff?r Kh?n (Badshah Khan or Bacha Khan) came from a Pathan society that was steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, but Khan raised a nonviolent "army" of 100,000 men and joined Mohandas Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India.

Easwaran's biography of Khan is a comprehensive account of the man who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and who embodied the nonviolent tradition within Islam. Under Khan's leadership, the Pathans proved that it is often those who are capable of great violence who have the courage to stand unarmed against injustice. Khan's story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles.

Easwaran, author of Gandhi The Man, is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. His books on meditation, spiritual living, and the classics of world mysticism have been translated into twenty-six languages. His Bhagavada Gita, Upanishads and Dhammapada are the best-selling translations in the US, and over 1.5 million copies of his books are in print.

This book is for anyone seeking to understand more fully what Islam can mean in the world of today.

Industry Reviews

Eknath Easwaran's great achievement is telling an international audience about an Islamic practitioner of pacifism at a moment when few in the West understand its effectiveness and fewer still associate it with anything Islamic - The Washington Post The essence of Khan's story ... is that the true nature of Islam is nonviolent. - Christian Science Monitor

Nonviolence for the 21st Centuryp. 8
Prefacep. 9
Prologue: August 14, 1947p. 15
The Jubileep. 25
Children of the Prophetp. 35
The Vale of Tirahp. 45
The Guidesp. 55
Islam!p. 63
Badshah Khanp. 77
O Pathans!p. 87
The Pathan Mystiquep. 95
The Servants of Godp. 103
The Weapon of the Prophetp. 117
The Frontier Gandhip. 131
Men of the Bookp. 141
The Two Gandhisp. 151
The Fire of Freedomp. 165
Epilogue: August 15, 1947p. 181
Afterword: The Good Fightp. 193
Photo Retrospectivep. 200
Mapp. 234
Sources and Historical Notesp. 235
Glossaryp. 251
Chronologyp. 253
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9781888314007
ISBN-10: 1888314001
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised