Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

In the middle of the 19th century in India, the printing press had just made its mark. Muslim soldiers in the colonial armies had tried to overthrow the British Colonial Government. Rationality and Naturalism were creeping into Muslim scholarly discourse.

Self-styled Messiahs appeared all over the world.

With a penchant for publicity and a maddening verbal dexterity, a naturalist skeptic from a religious landowning family spins a web of deceit in an emerging Muslim middle class, spawning a cult that has survived into the 21st century. He left a printed paper trail ...