Conference on Eqbal Ahmad: His Life and Legacy

Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) presents

A Talk on Eqbal Ahmad: His Life and Legacy

Keynote Speaker: Mohammed Hanif

Date: May 3, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Faculty Lounge, VC Office, LUMS


Eqbal Ahmad (1933-1999)

Considered by many as an audacious outsider for whom dissent was a moral responsibility more than it was an academic venture, Eqbal Ahmad left a deep impact on the academia for years to follow. His work against intervention, imperialism, and nationalism acted as an inspiration to other contemporaries including Edward Said and Noam Chomsky to continue raising their voices against oppression. Eqbal’s staunch opposition to the Vietnam War, nuclear proliferation programmes of different countries, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine established him as an intellectual who realised the importance of grounding theory into reality.

Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif, SI, is an award-winning novelist and journalist. He is author of A Case of Exploding Mangoes, Our Lady of Alice Bhatti, and Red Birds. He is also a columnist at The New York Times.

To attend the talk, kindly email your CNIC with name to Dean.mgshss@lums.edu.pk