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Eqbal Ahmad

Eqbal Ahmad was Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was born in Irki, Bihar, to an Indian Muslim landowning family. His father was murdered while parceling out the estate to landless peasants. Upon the partition of India in 1947 he went to Pakistan. He came to the U.S. to attend Princeton. For many years he was managing editor of the quarterly Race and Class. His articles and essays appeared in The Nation and other journals throughout the world. He wrote a weekly column for Dawn, Pakistan's oldest English newspaper. He was one of the the most original and influential anti-imperialist thinkers of his era. He was a leading figure in the anti-Vietnam War movement. He was a remarkable and persuasive orator. As a teacher, he was mentor and inspiration to many. He was a close ally of Edward Said, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn. Confronting Empire and Terrorism Theirs & Ours are the two books he did with David Barsamian. Eqbal Ahmad died in Islamabad on May 11, 1999.


Date Recorded     Handle Program Title Audio Sample?    
1998: 08/24 #AHME007 Distorted Histories  
1995: 03/22 #AHME005 From Bandung to Mexico: The Decline of the Third World  
1993: 08/04 #AHME003 India, Pakistan, Afghanistan  
1998: 10/16 #AHME011 Intellectuals, Ideology & the State  
1993: 08/11 #AHME004 Islam, Arab Middle East, Israel, etc.  
1991: 01/13 #CHON-AHME001 On the Eve of the Gulf War  
1991: 10/17 #AHME002 Portents of a New Century  
1990: 11/17 #AHME001 Roots of the Gulf Crisis  
1998: 10/12 #AHME008 Terrorism: Theirs and Ours  
1996: 12/14 #AHME006 The Amherst Interviews  
1998: 10/12 #AHME009 The Boulder Interviews  
1983: 12/26 #AHME010 Third World Dependency  


Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire book cover
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