Faisal Devji
Reader in Modern South Asian History, History Faculty, University of Oxford

Faisal Devji is a reader in modern South Asian history and a fellow of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, where he is also the director of the Asian Studies Centre. His latest book is Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (2013).

Written by Faisal Devji

Former British prime minister Tony Blair in 2017. Photo by Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg/Getty

Essay/
Politics and government
Age of sincerity

In politics, as in militant religion, the performance of sincerity is everything, no matter whether right or wrong

Faisal Devji

Photo by Zahid Ali Khan

Essay/
Religion
Against Muslim unity

Even the pilgrimage to Mecca exposes the myth of a united Islam and the formative power of the wider world

Faisal Devji