June 19, 2021
Arshad Alam

Arshad Alam

Dr Arshad Alam is Assistant Professor at Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia and author of Inside a Madrasa: Knowledge, Power and Islamic Identity in India (Routledge: 2011)

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    AMU’s Family Problem

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    Madrasa Myths

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    The ‘Pulping’ Of Thought

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    How To Break A University

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    Exempted Futures

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  • The Politics Of Deoband
    The Politics Of Deoband

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  • The Grand Minority Status
    The Grand Minority Status

    A whole range of self-appointed guardians of Muslims took it upon themselves to turn Jamia Millia University...

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    Smash These Idols

    Muslims in the Arab world have had enough of their dictators. One hopes that l'affaire Vastanvi would lead to...

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    Local Wisdom

    Contrary to what many commentators have written, the mood on the Muslim street is not one of betrayal but a...

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    Veils Of Ignorance

    Why must the onus to defend freedom of expression lie with the 'moderate Muslims'? Why not ask the so called...

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    Bareilly Burns Amid Barelwi Triumph

    A sectarian contest within the Muslim community --a quest to establish Barelwi supremacy over the Deobandis...

  • Rethink The Politics Of Blasphemy
    Rethink The Politics Of Blasphemy

    The failed attempt on the life of the Danish cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard, once again raises issues of...

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    Song Sung Blue 

    Whatever be Mr Arjun Singh's motivations in 2006, this time around it is the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind -- or more...

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    The Bogey Of Muslim Reservation

    There have been demands for the entire Muslim community to be categorized as a backward class, ignoring the...

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    Who Speaks For Muslims?

    It was rather rich of the VHP to ask the Deoband madrasa if Muslims regard India as their homeland. But, even...

  • The Politics Of Victimhood
    The Politics Of Victimhood

    So we have yet another attempt to form a Muslim political front just before the Lok Sabha elections -- this...

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    Degrees Of Populism

    Without spending a penny, the government wants to show the Muslims that it is doing something for them -- its...

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    Unanswered Questions

    'We feel that there are far too many loose ends in the current story of the police encounter at L-18 in Jamia...

  • False Custodians
    False Custodians

    The so-called Indian Mujahideen wants to gain Muslim sympathy by stating again and again that it is fighting...

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