Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian

By Eqbal Ahmad

Eqbal Ahmad was once an influential political theorist, cultural critic, author and educational. Born in India, he grew up within the final years of the British Raj, relocating to Pakistan through the civil warfare that partition, and at last settling within the usa as a political refugee, having been declared personality non grata by means of successive army governments in Pakistan.

This ebook brings jointly Ahmad’s so much influential writings on imperialism, terrorism and the center East. the quantity additionally contains a sequence of themed interviews, performed by means of David Barsamian particularly formulated to accompany, supplement and increase Ahmad’s key subject matters and matters. within the interviews, Ahmad recounts his paintings with the nationwide Liberation entrance and Frantz Fanon in Algeria, assembly Malcolm X, his position within the anti-Vietnam conflict protests and his activism on behalf of Palestine.

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For longer quotations or for a better variety of overall phrases, please write for permission to South finish Press. conceal layout by way of Ellen P. Shapiro disguise photo by means of Rebecca A. Kandel web page layout and construction by means of the South finish Press collective published within the U. S. A. First version Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication information Ahmad, Eqbal. Eqbal Ahmad, confronting empire : interviews with David Barsamian - Ist ed. p. cm. comprises bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-89608-615-1 (alk. paper)- ISBN 0-89608-616-X (cloth) 1. international politics - 1945-, 2. Imperialism - historical past - twentieth century. three. Ahmad, Eqbal - Interviews. four. Geopolitics - South Asia - heritage - twentieth century. five. Postcolonialism. 6. Anti-imperialist hobbies. 7. Arab-Israeli clash. I. identify: Confronting empire. II. Barsamian, David. III. name. D843 . A3898 2000 909. 82'5-dc2l 00-029159 05 04 03 02 01 00 123456 South finish Press, 7 Brookline road number 1, Cambridge MA 02139 revealed in Canada First variation CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS VIl four "DAWN OF FREEDOM" by way of FAIZ AHMED FAIZ VIll MAP OF SOUTH ASIA X BIOGRAPHICAL cartoon OF EQBAL AHMAD XI advent through DAVID BARSAMIAN XV FOREWORD via EDWARD W. stated XIX bankruptcy ONE: imagine significantly AND TAKE dangers 1 Gandhi and Partition - The fight Over Kashmir - larger schooling zero Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Noam Chornsky, and Edward W. stated - The Palestinian Ques tion - Faiz Ahmed Faiz - Orientalism - The Demonization of Islam - The Taliban zero Reconstructing Hegemony * the way forward for the U. S. Left photos sixty nine bankruptcy : DISTORTED HISTORIES seventy three The Perils of Nationalism - many of the information healthy to Print * Tribes were Given Flags * Nuclear Politics in South Asia - Nationalism and Islam - Unilateralism After the chilly battle - The Lexicon of Terrorism - attractive Iran - Turkey and Israel – The Armenian Genocide - past trust: V. S. Naipaul - The altering of the Guards – go back to the resource - Marx's Legacy - highbrow paintings bankruptcy 3: don't settle for THE shelter 131 Oppression and identification - Poetry and Revolution * Pathologies of energy - Sri Lanka * Ethnic clash within the Balkans - foreign harmony - advertising Individualism - Antonio Gramsci and Albert Camus - don't settle for the refuge chosen BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EQBAL AHMAD'S WRITING 159 INDEX one hundred sixty five APPENDIX: substitute RADIO'S EQBAL AHMAD ARCHIVE one hundred seventy five five ACKN0WLEDGMENTS My gratitude is going to Edward W. stated for his foreword; Agha Shahid Ali for his translation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz's "Dawn of Freedom"; S. Farooq Ali for his Urdu calligraphy; to Julie Diamond, city Hamid, and Rebecca Kandel for photos; Zoltan Grossman of the Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild for the map; and Zaineb Istrabadi, Zubeida Mustafa, and Emran Qureshi for his or her support with a number of of the references. because of Eqbal Ahmad's many scholars, buddies, and co-workers at Hampshire and in different places for his or her tips and suggestion. Sandy Adler is the goddess of transcribers. Sonia Shah and Anthony Amove at South finish Press have been a pleasure to paintings with within the enhancing procedure.

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