Irfan Engineer

Liberal Dogmatism

Liberal Dogmatism

One must agree with the advice of Ramchandra Guha (‘Liberals, sadly’, IE, 20/3/18) that the “liberals must have courage to take on both Hindu and Muslim communalists”. Guha misses many Muslim liberals who take on both communalists. We could name dozens of Muslim liberals who challenge the communal leadership within the community. There were 5 […]

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Anti-Muslim Riots in Sri Lanka

Anti-Muslim Riots in Sri Lanka

  Irfan Engineer The recent anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, Sri Lanka, once again demonstrate that religion is becoming more salient in public domain, including politics, in South Asia. My recent visit to Sri Lanka and talking to a cross section of people from different religions, including some people in the Government underscores this fact. Anti-Muslim […]