Join us for an evening with Marxist literary theorist and political commentator, Aijaz Ahmad Professor Aijaz Ahmad has taught at universities in the US, India and Canada. In New Delhi, where he resides, he has been a Professorial Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. He has also held the Rajiv Gandhi Chair at Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Chair at Jamia Millia Islamiya University . Currently, he is on the editorial board of the Delhi-based publishing house, LeftWord, and Senior Editorial Consultant for news magazine Frontline, where his political essays appear frequently. He writes in English, Hindi and Urdu. Some of his books in English are Ghazals of Ghalib, In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures, and Lineages of the Present, Globalization and Culture: Offensives of the Far Right, and Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Imperialism of our Time. His work-in-progress is provisionally entitled In Our Time: Empire, Politics, and Culture.
The discussion will be moderated by:
* Syed Jaffar Ahmed – Professor of Politics & History at Karachi University
* Dr. Asad Sayeed – Economist
* Nadeem Khalid – Activist
Date: Saturday, 20th February 2010: Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi
Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.
For further details please contact: 0300-823-0276 | sabeen@peaceniche. org
Saturday, 20th February 2010
One thought on “Meet with a Marxist Literary Theorist in Karachi – In Conversation with Aijaz Ahmad”
Aijaz Ahmed is a well-known literary figure, who knows to decode the power-construction of the imperial designs. He can be read well in the postcolonial perspective. I m fond to read him with Homi K. Bhabha, Gayatri C. Spivak, Edward W. Said, Gramsci and so on. I wish someone may send me his speech in Karachi as I could attend it personally, beacuse being in Islamabad.
I suggest all the reading learning people to read him.
Mubarak Ali Lashari Islamabad