Many people who had contributed to the arts, politics and culture of South Asian have passed away this year. Among them is the brilliant Dr. Aijaz Ahmad, who passed away at his home in Irvine, California, in the USA, on 9 March 2022, leaving quite a rich legacy. In South Asian Left circles, he will […] The post How Dr. Aijaz Ahmad (1941-2022) Inspired A Generation Of Activists appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Erasing Histories and the Formation of Narratives When the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was ousted in the month of April earlier this year, a wave of confusion, frustration and resentment swept across the nation, as angry demonstrators rushed to the streets calling for Khan’s reinstatement as the rightful PM. Whatever one’s opinion […] The post Forgotten Struggles: The Erasure Of People’s History (And The Present) In Pakistan appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
From 16 to 22 October, the Communist Party of China (CPC) held its 20th National Congress. The aim was not only to elect the new party leadership (and in fact, this was the main focus of the Western media coverage, apart from, of course, a few “sensations” to which I will refer later) but above […] The post Beyond Cold War Imagination: What Really Happened At The 20th Congress Of The Communist Party Of China appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.