Book title: Confessions of a Mullah Warrior
Author(s): Masood Farivar
ISBN: 9780871139825
Publication Year: 2009
Binding: HB
Pages: 330
Price: Rs. 1150
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 Overview

About the Book:

Masood Farivar was ten years old when his childhood in peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan was shattered by the Soviet invasion in 1979. Although he was born into a long line of religious and political leaders who shaped his nation’s history for centuries, Farivar fled to Pakistan with his family and came of age in a madrassah for refugees, where he was introduced to Islamic fundamentalism and became a devout Muslim. At eighteen, he defied his parents and returned home to join the jihad fighting beside not only the Afghan mujahideen but also Arab and Pakistan volunteers.

Farivar was stationed at Tora Bora and spent the next two years training for, fighting in, and reporting on the conflict. He learned to gauge the proximity of enemy fire in order to say his prayers between shellings.

About the Author:
Born in 1969 in Sheberghan, Afghanistan, MASOOD FARIVAR fought in the anti-Soviet resistance in the late 1980s before attending Harvard University, from which he r3eceived a degree in history and politics. His journalism has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, and Soldier of Fortune. He Lives in Afghanistan.