By tariq Ali
Tariq Ali (Punjabi, Urdu: طارق علی) (born 21 October 1943) is a British-Pakistani historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, and commentator. he's a member of the editorial committee of the hot Left overview and Sin Permiso, and often contributes to The mum or dad, CounterPunch, and the London evaluation of Books.
He is the writer of numerous books, together with Can Pakistan live on? The demise of a kingdom (1983) , Pirates Of The Caribbean: Axis Of wish (2006), Conversations with Edward stated (2005), Bush in Babylon (2003), and conflict of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), A Banker for All Seasons (2007) and the lately released The Duel (2008)
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Body were later to be amply rewarded with a captive market in Pakistan). This was a time when the C P I should have swum against the stream of Muslim communalism; but their approach of 'national unity in the holy defence of our Motherland' against 'pitiless and powerful enemies' (the Japanese) made any application of Marxistpolitics impossible. The politics being effectively applied became ipso facto· the only possible politics. It was only after the conclusion of the war that the C P I altered its position, this time on the urging of R.
Their cry of 'Islam is in Danger' became a cloak for dark deeds and reactionary moves, complacency and tyranny. Such is the extent to which mockery can be made of Islam in these days of capitalist subterfuge and commercialized politics. 6 The weakness of civil society meant that the state was all-powerful. The two instruments at the service of the state, the army and the civil service, were both direct descendants of their British forebears. An attempt was made to create a cohesive ruling class, a stable ruling party and a permanent constitution: but all these attempts failed, and the decades that followed exacerbated the 'crisis of identity' that had consistently confounded the ideologists of the new state.
When Jinnah finally arrived in Dacca, he was greeted by a sullen populace. When he refused to compromise on the language issue (largely, it should be stated, on the advice of recalcitrant and arrogant Punjabi civil servants), students tore down his portraits in schools and colleges. In his convocation addre�s at Dacca University, Jinnah (speaking in English) reaffirmed his support for Urdu. He was greeted with large-scale heckling, walk-outs and chaos. He could not finish his speech. A subsequent discus sion with the leaders of the action committee ended in a similar stalemate.
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