Towards understanding Islam in postcolonial world order — Part I

November 25, 2010
Taj Hashmi
Towards understanding Islam in postcolonial world order — Part I

Overview As the discord between modern and traditional Muslims is ideological by nature, so is the conflict between Islam and the West. And ideology is more about power, influence and identity than a mere reflection of culture and belief system. While modern Muslim elites are unwilling to concede power and privileges to the mullahs, most...
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Old habits die hard

November 3, 2010
Taj Hashmi
Old habits die hard

I have always been an avid admirer of Afsan Chowdhury’s wizardry with writing analytical and objective prose both in Bengali and English. As usual, he produced another excellent piece on the state of tribalism in Bangladesh (Politics and property grabbing, October 24). I cannot agree more with Afsan that Bangladesh is yet to become...
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