Hamza Alavi: Third World Thinker and Activist


  • Zafar Shaheed

  • I would like to gratefully acknowledge the helpful comments of a number of friends on earlier drafts: Karamat Ali, Kamran Asdar Ali, Rashid Amjad, Irfan ul Haque, Akmal Hussain, Khalid Nadvi, S.M. Naseem, Abbas Rashid, Asad Sayeed, Werner Sengenberger and Farida Shaheed. While many of these individuals also knew Hamza Alavi, that does not absolve me of the responsibility for the contents of this article, which I am happy to assume. I would like to thank Ashwani Saith for initiating the idea of writing this article.