Tariq Ali





Tariq Ali

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October 21, 1943

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Tariq Ali (Punjabi, Urdu: طارق علی) (born 21 October 1943) is a British-Pakistani historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, and commentator. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and regularly contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books.

He is the author of several books, including Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1991) , Pirates Of The Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Bush in Babylon (2003), and Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), A Banker for All Seasons (2007) and the recently published The Duel (2008).


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Walking from the Bastille to the rue Saint-Antoine in Paris a few weeks ago, I was thinking how swiftly the last few decades have taken their revenge on the past. The spectacle that overshadows all else in France today is the collapse of the political civilisation whose foundations were laid in 1789. Radical France – its intelligentsia, its political parties, its cinema and its press – has been...

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Shadows of the Pomegranate ...
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The Book of Saladin (Islam ...
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The Clash of Fundamentalism...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 487 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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The Stone Woman (Islam Quin...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 385 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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The Duel: Pakistan on the F...
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A Sultan in Palermo (Islam ...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 1980 — 17 editions
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Night of the Golden Butterf...
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Bush in Babylon: The Recolo...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Tariq Ali in conversation with Penny Wrout
Author appearance, November 14, 2014 07:00PM
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London , London, GB

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“If every single Jew born anywhere in the world has the right to become an Israeli citizen, then all the Palestinians who were chucked out of Palestine by the Zionist Government should have the same right, very simple.”
Tariq Ali

“How we live our lives does not,unfortunately depend on us alone.Circumstances,good or bad,constantly intervene.A person close to us die.A person not so close to us carries on living.All these things affect how we live.”
Tariq Ali, The Stone Woman

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