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Political anthropologist Irfan Ahmad is a thinker, writer, teacher and public intellectual.

Irfan Ahmad’s perception is indeed different from what is often depicted in the media. He scoffs at established traditions, and questions common perceptions… He brings a different perspective, whether he is analysing attacks on Indians Down Under or writing about evolution of Jamaat-e-Islami.

The Hindu
New Delhi, 8 February, 2010

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That bulldozers have cropped up in #India and #Israel as a chilling symbol of state repression is no coincidence. In both India and Israel, the far-right regimes in power share vision of an ethnic-majoritarian apartheid state. #Hindutva #Zionism #Islam
https://www.thenation.com/article/world/india-israel-bulldozer-demolitions/

How to say ‘Eid Greetings amidst cheers 4 d state bulldozing Muslims’ homes, boycotting their business & open calls by #Hindus for anti-Muslim violence? #Hindutva is dominant such dat #Muslims fear not only for their way of life but their very bare lives. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-85580-2_5

This essay is good. 'No historian in her right mind would say“Yes, #Hitler was horrible to the #Jews , but...he built the autobahn!”... It’s not that what’s positive or negative depends on perspective but that #oppressive systems are not good 4 anyone...' https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/03/pros-cons-british-empire-balance-sheet-history-imperialism.html

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