India at the Death of Akbar An Economic Study
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This collection of ten essays, written between October 1971 and August 1975, is intended for the English-speaking, modem-educated Muslim in Muslim Lands specifically and for the intelligentsia in Asia and Africa generally. in order to warn them of the fatal pitfalls df modernization that to copy the West blindly and uncritically in everything does not provide any remedy for the social problems of the so-called underdeveloped”, “poor countries of the East but rather will only aggravate the predicament in which they now find themselves in addition to creating numerous new troubles exported by ISLAM SOCIETYthe West under the slogan of modernity. The author does not think it sufficient merely to denounce westernism as evil and inimical to the spirit of the Islamic faith and its historical culture. Rather she feels that such condemnation will have no effect on the educated reader until the all-embracing evil of contemporary life in every aspect is thoroughly exposed in careful detail by quoting of length from Westem sources. Philosophically, this book takes its stand against the evolutionary, relativistic, secular outlook prevalent among the political leadership in Asia and Africa today which equals “change with “progress and upholds absolute, transcendental standards as essential for the survival of civilization.
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