Saturday, April 20, 2024

Topic: Irfan Ahmad

Burning Qur’an is sign of unfreedom, not freedom, says Dr. Irfan Ahmad

On 3 August, 2023, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) interviewed political anthropologist Irfan Ahmad about the Quran burning issue in Denmark and West in general. The interview, conducted in the corridor of his office at Ibn Haldun University, Turkey, was about many issues, including, "why does the burning of the Quran spark anger within the Muslim world," freedom of speech, the proposal by the Danish Prime Minister to ban the Qur’ān burning and so on.

The Nexus between Islamophobia in the West and in the Subcontinent

Many have written separately about Western Islamophobia and Islamophobia in the Global South. The aim of this article is to show how both work in tandem. I focus on much-publicized media coverage of a recent viral video about the merciless beating of a minor student by a teacher in Bangladesh’s madrasa.

The move to nationalize Shaheen Bagh in such terms, however, is contradictory. How can nationalism counter CAA, which itself is a product of nationalism predicated on the heavily financed idea of an ethnic Hindu nation-state?

Shaheen Bagh is not an event of the past, it is an interrupted future – Part I

Third, drawing on writings by Derrida, Deleuze, Gluckman, Geertz, and others, my contention is that Shaheen Bagh is better understood as a supranational, supraliberal...

Anti-CAA movement was a symbol of a possible politics: a politics to come: Irfan Ahmad

In an interview to P P Jaseem, a Delhi-based journalist, Irfan Ahmad, political anthropologist and senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen in Germany, explained how to read the anti-CAA movement.