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Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali is a British-Pakistani writer, journalist and filmmaker. He was educated at Oxford University, where he became involved in student politics, in particular with the movement against the war in Vietnam. On graduating he led the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign. He owned his own independent television production company, Bandung, which produced programmes for Channel 4 in the UK during the 1980s. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio and contributes articles and journalism to magazines and newspapers including The Guardian and the London Review of Books. He is editorial director of London publishers Verso and is on the board of the New Left Review, for whom he is also an editor. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels, including: The Clash of Fundamentalisms (2002); Duel: Pakistan on the Flightpath of American Power (2008); The Obama Syndrome (2010); and The Rivals (2014). His series of historical novels about Islam are collectively known as 'The Islam Quintet'.

 

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