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Name :Ziauddin Sardar
Period :1951 -
Biographical detail : Writer, broadcaster and cultural critic, is considered a pioneering writer on Islam and contemporary cultural issues.

He is a Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies, department of Arts Policy and Management, the City University, London.

Ziauddin is the author of over 40 books, including his classic studies, The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979) and Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come (1985), the cultish Postmodernism and the Other (1998), and the international bestseller Why Do People Hate America? A collection of his writings is available as Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures: A Ziauddin Sardar Reader (2003)

Sardar’s latest book is: Desperately Seeking Paradise (2004) records his life-long inquiry into what modernity means for Muslims. The book “displays a sustained capacity for self-questioning of a kind that has few parallels in the liberal West.” The book is also an account of “a spiritual quest.”

Ziauddin Sardar is the editor of the Futures, the monthly journal of policy, planning and future studies, co-editor of Third Text, the critical journal of visual art and culture, and a regular contributor to New Statesman.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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