'Ali Shari'ati and the Shaping of Political Islam in Iran by K. Chatterjee

'Ali Shari'ati and the Shaping of Political Islam in Iran

byK. Chatterjee

Hardcover | May 25, 2011

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While Ayatollah Khomeini is considered the face of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979, ‘Ali Shari’ati is considered a much greater influence on shaping the revolutionary consciousness than Khomeini. Acceptable to both modernists as well as Islamists, Shari'ati's radicalism inspired much of the resistance in urban Iran in the closing years of the Shah. ‘Ali Shari'ati and the Shaping of Political Islam in Iran tells the story of how Shari’ati developed a language of political Islam, speaking in an idiom intelligible to the Iranian public, and subverting the Shah’s regime and its claim to legitimacy. 

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Kingshuk Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Calcutta University. He looks after the West Asia Program of the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Calcutta University and is a member of the editorial board of the Calcutta Historical Journal. He was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Na...
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Title:'Ali Shari'ati and the Shaping of Political Islam in IranFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 25, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230113338

ISBN - 13:9780230113336

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Table of Contents

The Languages of Power and Politics in Modern Iran * Language of Opposition Politics in Late Pahlavi Iran * The World as Tauheed: Envisaging an Islamic Alternative * The Purpose of Political Order: the State or the People? * Sovereignty as Responsibility: Mazhab-e Aitraz * The Individual as an Agent of Change: Khudsazi-ye Inqilabi * The Ripples of a Revolution * Appendix: Shi’ism – A Brief Sketch of the Early Years * Appendix II: Selected Works/Lectures of ‘Ali Shari’ati