|Biographical detail : ||Political scientist and peace activist.
Eqbal was “a man of enormous charisma and incorruptible ideals, he was a prodigious talker and lecturer.” He had excellent academic achievements and had formidable knowledge of history. Eqbal travelled all over the world and in the later part of his life he divided his time teaching in New England (USA) and Pakistan where he spent his time on writing and trying to create an alternative university, Khalduniyah, based on humanities.
Eqbal opposed militarism, bureaucracy, ideological rigidity and what he called “the pathology of power.” He brought “wisdom and integrity to the cause of oppressed peoples” all over the world.
Eqbal Ahmad was born in Sasaram, Bihar, India and died in Islamabad, Pakistan, of colon cancer.