I picked up a great little book, a 50-year-old report done by two peninsular Malays as an undergraduate honors project. The reprinting, produced by UNIMAS, is titled “Life in the Malay Kampongs of Kuching, Fifty Years Ago”. It’s a real gem. The students were geographers, and so payed special attention to the landscape of the… More Kuching in History
I won’t embarass myself by saying how long it’s been since I went to a municipal library, but I’m in one today. My, how they’ve changed. Here I am updating my blog and catching up on correspondence on a blazing fast internet connection and a sleek flat-panel monitor in the Ford Centennial Library. Thank you,… More Libraries Are Changing
Following up on the Chechnya post, here are a few more resources that I googled up: On the Web! More on Wahhabi penetration in the Caucasus: In 1999, RFE/RL correspondent Oleg Kusov interviewed young people in Gudermes, the second-largest town in Chechnya. They told him they would follow the Wahhabi principles because the Wahhabis gave… More White Warriors with Paradise Sabres
Hizmet Books has lots of islamic books available for free, some in simple html and some in PDF. The english collection is not great, only about a dozen texts, but they are based in Turkey and have books translated into Bosnian, Albanian, Russian, Uzbek, even Polish! What looked like the best book there in English… More Islamic Books Online
Now available from Kazi Publications, translated by Hassan Rosowsky with Arabic text alongside, for ten bucks only. Search for “Dalail” from Kazi’s front page and you should find it. Thank you, Hani N!