The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War
Given by Shahan Mufti '03
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Middlebury in D.C.
1400 K Street, NW
Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited. Kindly register here: http://onlinecommunity.middlebury.edu/alumnibooktalk
To order a copy of Shahan's book please contact: MiddDC@middlebury.edu
Shahan Mufti uses the stories of his ancestors, many of whom served as judges and jurists in Muslim sharia courts of South Asia for many centuries, to reveal the deepest roots—real and imagined—of Islamic civilization in Pakistan.
More than a personal history, The Faithful Scribe captures the larger story of the world’s first Islamic democracy, and explains how the state that once promised to bridge Islam and the West is now threatening to crumble under historical and political pressure and why Pakistan’s destiny matters to us all.
Past Event Descriptions
We have worked with faculty, staff, and alumni from both Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies to offer engaging lectures at our Middlebury in DC office. Select presentations have also brought together participants from all three locations, thanks to our state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities. Keep reading for highlights of our past events.
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