Posted on October 13, 2006
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28 responses to “Remembering Eqbal Ahmad”

  1. Another of Eqbal Ahmad’s friends, his “college buddy” from the 1950s at Princeton University, Stuart Schaar, has also paid the price for his support of the Palestinian cause, sidelined in the mainstream academia as Eqbal himself was.
    These are men to be lauded for standing up and paying the price to be heard.

  2. daanish says:

    I have read Eqbal Ahmed extensively, and it surely is a sad state when we lack an intellectual on his standard which we could call our own. However, I am prompted by some remarks by individuals who tried to suggest that Eqbal was somehow allowed into Pakistan under the previous ‘democratic’ governments, and therefore this is somehow better than having a military led government. I disagree with these individuals. If you read what Eqbal talked about in many of his works, he was hitting at subjects which were deeply neglected during previous governments terms, and sorry to state this, have only been addressed by the government of Musharraf. I have no doubt that Eqbal Ahmed would have supported the government of Musharraf, atleast in its initial stages.

  3. Fawad Akram says:

    People of the metal of Mr. Eqbal Ahmad are few and far between! They think their own and cling to. They cannot be cowed down, they are original and incisive. Infact, the society needs to listen to them but establishmentarian forces don`t let them. Here the the divorce between the reality and fiction grows bigger and bigger and belief system is the casuality. I reverred him ever since knew him and would endear his memory as long as it inspires me to think `big` and `right`.