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Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Stuart Schaar

Abstract

Eqbal Ahmad (1930?–1999) was a bold and original activist, journalist, and theorist who brought uncommon perspective to the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, the involvement of the United States in Vietnam, and the geopolitics of the Cold War. A long-time friend and intellectual collaborator of Ahmad, Stuart Schaar presents in this book previously unseen materials by and about his colleague, having traveled through the United States, India, Pakistan, western Europe, and North Africa to connect Ahmad’s experiences to the major currents of modern history. Ahmad was the first to re ... More

Keywords: Biography, Geopolitics, Militant Islam, Cold War, anticolonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171564
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Schaar, author