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The Resource Eqbal Ahmad : critical outsider in a turbulent age, Stuart Schaar

Eqbal Ahmad : critical outsider in a turbulent age, Stuart Schaar

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Eqbal Ahmad : critical outsider in a turbulent age
Title
Eqbal Ahmad
Title remainder
critical outsider in a turbulent age
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Schaar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 recognize that former ally Osama bin Laden would turn against the United States. He anticipated the rapidly shifting loyalties of terrorists and understood that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would provoke violence and sectarian strife in Iraq. Ahmad had great compassion for the victims of the proxy wars waged by the leading Cold War powers, and he frequently championed unpopular causes, such as the need to extend the rights of Palestinians and protect Bosnians and Kosovars in a disintegrating Yugoslavia. Toward the end of his life, Ahmad worked tirelessly to broker a peace between India and Pakistan and to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons throughout the subcontinent. As novel and necessary as ever, Ahmad's remarkable vision is here preserved and extended to reveal the extent to which he was involved in the political and historical conflicts of his time."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schaar, Stuart
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ahmad, Eqbal
  • Political activists
  • Political activists
  • Journalists
  • Political scientists
  • Pacifists
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Social change
Label
Eqbal Ahmad : critical outsider in a turbulent age, Stuart Schaar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Eqbal's life -- Reflections on Eqbal's life -- Polemics -- Islam and Islamic history -- Imperialism, nationalism, revolutionary warfare, insurgency, and the need for democracy -- The Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh : the problem of nuclear proliferation and views on partitioning states -- Critique of U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, and terrorism
Control code
FIEb17752541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780231171564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)909776733
Label
Eqbal Ahmad : critical outsider in a turbulent age, Stuart Schaar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Eqbal's life -- Reflections on Eqbal's life -- Polemics -- Islam and Islamic history -- Imperialism, nationalism, revolutionary warfare, insurgency, and the need for democracy -- The Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict -- India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh : the problem of nuclear proliferation and views on partitioning states -- Critique of U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, and terrorism
Control code
FIEb17752541
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780231171564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)909776733

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