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Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy: “Islam and Science Have Parted Ways”

February 18, 2010 by


Middle East Quarterly Winter 2010, pp. 69-74 Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy (b. 1950) is one of South Asia’s leading nuclear physicists and perhaps Pakistan’s preeminent intellectual. Bearer of a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , he is chairman of the department of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad where, as a high-energy physicist, he […]

Patriarchy and Caste System

February 18, 2010 by


by Taimur Rahman From Raza Rumi’s blog As I have elaborated before, the Asiatic Mode of Production (AMP) in India is based on the caste system. The caste system in turn is based on the confinement of a particular people to a particular occupation. This requires the intense control of women’s sexuality because if castes […]

Morality isn’t the monopoly of any faith

February 17, 2010 by


By Irfan Hussain Consider this demographic projection for the UK, and ponder its implications for a moment: within five years, the majority of babies will be born t o unmarried parents. However, before you put this down to yet another example of Western immorality, just remember that all these babies will have the same legal […]

Intellectual’s Role in Society

June 5, 2009 by


by Eqbal Ahmad Dawn, 10 December 1995 Artists and intellectuals are in the business of working with their minds. What distinguishes humans from animals is the manner in which people use the mind. And what distinguishes various levels of civilization, their literary and artistic achievement, economic prosperity, and moral outlook – is the extent and […]