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Mr. Parvez Alam
  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.QUALIFICATION

    Ph.D (Pursuing), M.Phil (International Studies), M.A. ( Politics and International Studies), Junior Research Fellowship, B.A.

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.DESIGNATION

    Assistant Professor

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.THRUST_AREA

    Political Theory, Cultural Politics, International Political Economy, Human Rights and IR Theory

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.ADDRESS

    B-28, Khan's Cottage, Dhorra Maafi, Silver Oak Chowk, Aligarh- 202002

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.MOBILE

    9161010549

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.EMAIL

    parvezalam43@gmail.com

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.TIME_TABLE

    Time Table (2021-2022)_Parvez Alam

DEPARTMENT_STAFF.COMPLETE_CV

Parvez Alam is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University. He has also previously taught conflict studies at Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. He is a regular columnist to various news portals and has contributed to the edited volumes and journals. His area of research includes philosophical exploration of secularism and politics, and his interest ranges from cultural politics and political anthropology to South Asia and international political economy. Currently, he is working on interrogating the concept of agonistic democracy by exploring the works of William E. Connolly, Chantal Mouffe and Bonie Honig.

  1. Parvez Alam, “Religious Minorities of Pakistan: An Overview”, The Indian Journal of Politics (Aligarh), Vol. 52, No. 3-4, 2018, pp-291-302.

    The religious minorities of India and Pakistan are on almost equal footing in terms of development and “otherisation” but Pakistan’s case is more precarious and disturbing because otherisation of minorities is happening from State to individual level. The increasing inequality of income and wealth can sharpen the class antagonism and partisanship in the society. The democratization of any society also depends on the treatment of individual and accommodation of the minorities in mainstream. The patronization of one religion by the State also becomes problematic and somehow alienates and marginalizes the other religious minorities. The Islamisation of Pakistan in 1970s and out casting and framing of communities as non-Muslims has had detrimental impact on trajectory of progress and development. The Secularization and inter-faith interaction is the need of the hour to bring social change in Pakistan. Tolerance and individual liberty should be inculcated and promoted into the educational and political institutions. This paper tries to understand the situation of religious minorities in Pakistan.

  2. Parvez Alam, “Populist Majoritarianism in India and Pakistan: The Necessity of Minorities” in Volker Kaul, Ananya Vajpeyi (eds.) Minorities and Populism – Critical Perspectives from South Asia and Europe, Springer, 2020 (ISBN 978-3-030-34097-1)

    This paper aims to understand the complexity of majoritarianism and how it converts into populism. It argues that majoritarianism cannot survive without the fodder called ‘minorities’. Further, it is argued that because of the authoritative tendency of majoritarianism, many from the same majority communities hold opposing views on policies and action of their community. Majoritarianism suppresses internal criticism and critics are treated as traitors, the tag used for minorities. Populist majoritarianism is an ideology which believes that the original claimant on the politics and society should be those who form majority in the population—religiously, ethnically, or linguistically. This paper also aims to understand, theoretically, populist majoritarianism in India and Pakistan. The Indian case is highlighted many a times empirically through Hindu–Muslim conflict. In this paper Pakistan is dealt empirically as a special case study of majority and minority conflict.

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  3. Parvez Alam, (Research Article) “Understanding Social World of Religious Minorities in Pakistan: The Politics of Everyday Life” South Asian Journal of Diplomacy 2016, K.P.S. Menon Chair for Diplomatic Studies, School of International Relations and Politic

    Marginalization is closely synonymous with the term minority throughout the world. Some exceptional minorities in the world also prosper with the pace of development in their respective nation-state. But the conditionality in those states where they reside is that either they are Secular states or Multicultural states. Most of the postcolonial states in third world countries have the major problem of the ‘minority question’. The debate arises that why have Indian minorities been assimilated constitutionally and socio-politically but in Pakistan, state has not been much effortful in addressing the grievances of minorities? The minority question in both countries remains the same but Indian minorities are better off because of discursive polity.

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  4. Parvez Alam, Review of The Raj at War: a People’s History of India’s Second World War by Yasmin Khan, Bodley Head, 2015. pp. 432, R2022.00 and Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy Of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari, Houghton Mifflin, 2015, pp. 304, R141

    Book Review of The Raj at War: a People’s History of India’s Second World War by Yasmin Khan, Bodley Head, 2015. pp. 432, R2022.00 and Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy Of India’s Partition by Nisid Hajari, Houghton Mifflin, 2015

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  5. Parvez Alam, Review of Democratization and Ethnic Minorities: Conflict or Compromise? by Jacques Bertrand and Oded Haklai (eds). Abingdon: Routledge, 2014. 226pp.,£80.00, ISBN 9780415842303 in Political Studies Review, 2015 Vol. 13, pp.422-423. ISSN: 1478

    Book Review of Democratization and Ethnic Minorities: Conflict or Compromise? by Jacques Bertrand and Oded Haklai (eds). Abingdon: Routledge, 2014. 226pp.,£80.00

    Look for page no. 422-423.


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  6. Parvez Alam, (Article) “Sajjad Zaheer” in Modern South Asian Thinkers (eds.) Dev Pathak and Sanjeev Kumar HM and, (New Delhi: SAGE Text, 2018).

    This paper discusses biographical account of Sajjad Zaheer and progressive writers association.

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