Saturday, July 21, 2007

His strength is his great writing skills in presenting (romanticised) history

Marko Says: July 19th, 2007 at 1:47 am The link to the above article is:
drmsprasad Says: July 19th, 2007 at 6:47 am I always saw William Dalrymple as a sort of left liberal with a natural inclination to accommodate the islamic excesses and willingness to go to ridiculous lengths to rationalise their activities after all but a natural reaction to the alleged acts of ommissions/commissions by other religious/ cultural groups to the cause of Islamists.
He has romanced a lot with things Islamic and had gone on to write a highly romanticised version of the last days of an old and incompetent Mughal Emperor to the point of being an apologist. His strength is his great writing skills in presenting (romanticised) history which is lucid and cunningly convincing to a first time reader. And that man writing this article, which seems a slap in the face of islamists, is almost unbelievable.
Thanks Marko for publishing it. Its a crystal clear analysis of the role of Saudis and this article did not disappoint me when he finally concludes with a blame placed at the doorstep of the West. Thats Dalrymple-
drmsprasad Says: July 21st, 2007 at 12:34 am Purity means more piousness, and othodox religious people are expected to be more God fearing and therefore should turn out to be more righteous. But in reality, here we face a funny situation where in the name of purity the believers indulge in violence to impose their beliefs on others. That is the reason for conflict

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