Ahmad, Irfan. 2015. “In Conversation With John Keane:Gods, Power, Democracy”. Journal of Religious and Political Practice. 1(1): 73-91. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20566093.2015.1047688#abstract In a wide-ranging conversation with Irfan Ahmad, John Keane, renowned political scientist and author of The Life and Death of Democracy discusses many key issues at the heart of contemporary reflections and concerns about democracy. Keane,…Details
Ahmad, Irfan. 2015. “Talal Asad Interviewed by Irfan Ahmad”. Public Culture. 27(2): 259 – 279. Full Text Here https://acu-au.academia.edu/DrIrfanAhmad Anthropologist Talal Asad, interviewed by Irfan Ahmad, talks about his conceptual engagement with the outcomes of religion, politics, and the past and his work to problematize a “seamless web” view of history’s unfolding. This interview…Details
This article offers a preliminary analysis of what the Modi phenomenon means in terms of BJP’s sweeping win on 16 May. It makes four propositions. First, we stop seeing it as an individual phenomenon centered on the personality of Modi even as his votaries as well as some critics tend to view it that way. Second, the…Details
Based on the analyses of select elections coverage by five television channels – India TV, NDTV, Aaj Tak, ANI, and IBN– I argue that: The way journalists pose questions to their favorite politicians are often already answers; In pursuing a storyline, journalists subordinate, even sacrifice, actual responses or events/facts to bolster their pre-determined narrative; and…Details
This article analyses the manifestos of the parties which matter in India’s elections. It is my contention that there are more similarities than differences in various manifestos. Minor differences that exist hardly make a substantial difference thereby eliminating politics by installing nude policy.
In Being Muslim in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Is it not contradictory that Modi stands exonerated of any role in the pogrom of over 3,000 Muslims…Details
Ahmad, Irfan. 2013a. Interview about the Australian Elections Result SBS Radio, Hindi (Australia) on 10 September, 2013.Details
SBS Radio, Urdu (Australia) on 8 September, 2013
Discourses about the legitimacy of the interim government continue to obscure the reality on the ground, writes scholar….Details
Interview with SBS Urdu Radio (7.30 Minutes) broadcast on 11 August 2013 about the 2013 elections and Australian political parties’ reasons to attact immigrants’ vote; also, is the two-party system healthy for Austarlian democracy?
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Ahmad, Irfan. 2013a. “Islam and Politics in South Asia”. In. John Esposito & Emad El-Din Shahin (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics. New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 324–339.
Ahmad, Irfan. 2012d.“Sir Syed Ahmad Khan”. In. G. Böwering, P. Crone, W. Kadi, D. Stewart, and Qasim Zaman (eds). The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.Pp. 27–28.
Ahmad, Irfan. 2012c.
“Jamaat-e-Islami”. In. Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone, Wadad Kadi, Devin Stewart, and Qasim Zaman (eds). The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Pp. 50–52.
Ahmad, Irfan. 2012b. “Mawdudi, Syed Abul Ala -1903-1979”. In. G. Böwering, P. Crone, W. Kadi, D. Stewart, and Qasim Zaman (eds). The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pp. 112–115.