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  • 02-Dec-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    War on terror or Islamophobia?

    Book review of The War on the Uyghurs: China's Campaign Against Xinjiang's Muslims

  • 27-Nov-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    Happy days in Europe? Not so fast, monsieur

    Trump's defeat has raised hopes of a return to the happier days of transatlantic relations, but experts warn against pitching expectations too high

  • 18-Sep-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    Into the heart of Israeli occupation

    Palestinians justifiably feel betrayed not only by the international community, including the United Nations, but also by their Arab allies for doing little beyond paying lip service to their cause

  • 13-Aug-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    'Write a paper, see the world'

    Mr Lodges' satire on modern-day campus life is far removed from the popular vision of academia as a world of cerebral heavy-weights locked in their ivory towers in a single-minded pursuit of knowledge

  • 08-Jun-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    A horror movie in the making?

    After the lockdown, a summer of discontent is looming as the jobs crisis deepens

  • 08-May-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    Take predictions of a new, improved post-corona world with a pinch of salt

    There appears to be a sudden outbreak of good behaviour

  • 08-May-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    Every unhappy family…

    Summer in Baden-Baden is a reconstruction of the great and enigmatic Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky's life based on his second wife Anna's diary

  • 24-Jan-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    Operation Smear

    Hasan Suroor on the attempts to discredit Shaheen Bagh protesters after failing to wear them down

  • 07-Jan-2020 | Hasan Suroor

    Confronting an existential crisis

    Her brave attempt to work up enthusiasm for madrasas was ultimately frustrated by the reality she encountered on the ground

  • 22-Oct-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    Citizens of nowhere

    Despite some caveats, Dina Nayeri's The Ungrateful Refugee that lets us into the lives of one of the most misunderstood people in the world

  • 25-Sep-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    Splitting hairs over racism

    The book has won praise on both sides of the Atlantic for challenging some of our commonly accepted everyday assumptions about racism

  • 01-Aug-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    India-UK relations need a reboot

    Is Boris Johnson the man to do it?

  • 26-Jul-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    Saudi women: A counter-factual story

    Book review of Queens of the Kingdom: The Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

  • 26-Jun-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    What ails democratic politics?

    Rethinking Democracy is the latest addition to the growing literature on the future of democracy

  • 31-May-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    Meet Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic writer to win Man Booker Prize

    Alharthi hopes that her novel, which features some quite robust characters trying to negotiate life in a patriarchal milieu, will open a "window" on Arab society

  • 26-Feb-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    Islam's great divide

    Mr McHugo is a liberal British scholar of Islamic studies, currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Syrian Studies at St Andrews University

  • 01-Jan-2019 | Hasan Suroor

    Cheering madrasas

    Madrasas, according to Ms Borker, changed the lives of Muslim girls. Otherwise, they may have been still stuck at home, changing nappies

  • 19-Dec-2018 | Hasan Suroor

    A conundrum called "Britishness"

    This book is part of a new "ethnic noir" genre in publishing and follows a spate of memoirs by prominent Asians and Afro-Caribbeans

  • 22-Nov-2018 | Hasan Suroor

    What is Pakistan?

    The book examines the "political mythology" around Pakistan's raison d'etre ("Why Pakistan?") and raises the question: "Who is a Pakistani?"

  • 23-Oct-2018 | Hasan Suroor

    Democracy detached from the people

    While the book's focus is on western democracies, it will resonate in India

  • 21-Sep-2018 | Hasan Suroor

    Rana Haddad's debut novel shows a feminist literary voice from West Asia

    Some have likened the novel's plot twists to a Shakespearean comedy but Indian readers may find this story of lost-and-found siblings and family feuds closer to Bollywood

  • 13-Jul-2018 | Hasan Suroor

    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's archive in London is a literary treasure trove

    Opinion about her writing has swung widely between stinging criticism and gushing praise

  • 15-Dec-2017 | Hasan Suroor

    Meet Mirza Ghalib, the poet of poets

    Ghalib's poetry stands out for its down-to-earth quality

  • 27-Jul-2017 | Hasan Suroor

    Naomi Klein redux

    The book review of 'No is Not Enough'

  • 22-May-2017 | Hasan Suroor

    British 'values' or Muslim phobia?

    Book review of 'The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain'