With Zygmunt Bauman’s death, we lost a brilliant sociologist, writer and thinker.
Irfan Ahmad is Associate Professor of Political Anthropology, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.... He is the author of Islamism and Democracy in India.
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