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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 4th January 2018 07:08
Pankaj Mishra is a relatively young writer from India who lives both in New York and a Himalayan town in north India.

The blurb on his latest book, the Age of Anger, identifies him as the successor to Edward Said.

A western reviewer on Amazon was absolutely 123 off at Mishra for he, the reviewer, could not simply decide Mishra's stance on a particular issue.

The saffron trolls on the net are working overtime to discredit him.

What is there for us Muslims in his thoughts and views? This thread is created to find an answer to this question.

My preliminary assessment is that Pankaj Mishra is the best thing that has happened to us after Edward said. If we do not take complete and unashamed advantage of his findings then we shall have no one else but ourselves to blame for the continuation of our current miserable and pathetic situation in the world.
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2018 07:41
(1) To you have to keep track of an increasing number of public intellectuals.

(2) There is Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan B Peterson who has, in recent years, become an internet celebrity, producing a slew of videos and interviews on all manner of political and social topics. He is acerbic, combative and openly contemptuous of his opponents, particularly Marxists and “Postmodernists”, for whom he harbours a special animus. He is an enthusiastic and prolific culture warrior, who has no truck with “white privilege”, “cultural appropriation” and a range of other ideas associated with social justice movements. His reluctance to call transgender people by their preferred pronouns (unless they ask him to) has earned him a reputation as a transphobe, and while his views have marginalised him within the academic community, they have bolstered his reputation in conservative circles. (Source : The Guardian)

(3) Pankaj Misra wrote scathing piece on him - Jordan Peterson and Fascist Mysticism

(4) Jordan Peterson tweeted in in his characteristic style : Facebook.

(5) Here is Samir Hussain's comment on this affair : This is Jordan Peterson's response to intelligent critique. He may be able to pull of the role of the noble intellectual when placed next to idiots like Shapiro/Harris and random unintellectual TV presenters, but with an intellectual of the highest caliber he is nothing but a PhD version of the very extremism he claims to be on an offensive against.
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