Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Muslim Public Intellectuals

We do have Professor Irfan Habib but I would like to talk about those Muslim public intellectuals who do not have problems with their Muslim identity and Islam as a way of life.

Do we have them?

In this BBC piece S. Biswas talks about intellectuals in political life in India.

What about Muslims?
What about Aligs in particular?
Well they are conspicuous by their absence.

And that is abdication of responsibility for Sir Syed would have liked them to take up this responsibility too.