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Amir Hussain
Amir Hussain

  • December 17, 2016

    Social transformation through culture

    Culture, like other key concepts of sociology, is a contested notion and therefore cannot be reduced to a homogenous set of practices. This piece...

  • December 07, 2016

    Voices of stray dogs

    The real reason and will to freedom lies in an instinctual drive of the primordial being in a complex world of abstraction, distortion and...

  • November 28, 2016

    Transformation via education

    One of the failures of the post-welfare state system is its inability to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor through legislative, economic...

  • November 19, 2016

    Despair and democracy

    Truth is tricky in politics; and trickier than the truth is the ability to speak it out loud in a socially and politically uneven society. Imran...

  • November 08, 2016

    Rethinking Islamic fundamentalism

    The term ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ has invariably been used in recent times to define the political radicalisation of fringe groups in...

  • October 29, 2016

    Dilemma of development

    “Borrowed notions of development at times distort the essence of local wisdom of social transformation”. This was elegantly articulated...

  • October 22, 2016

    Recipe against conflict

    India and Pakistan’s warmongering frenzy threatens the existence of more than a billion people. Wars are not rational choices to attain peace,...