Pakistan's Gramsci: Remembering Sibte Hasan (1916-1986)

Naeem, Raza

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  14/01/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18611

2016 marks the birth centenary of Pakistan's own Gramsci, the pioneer of the Progressive Writers' Association (PWA) in undivided India and of the Communist Party in Pakistan, Sibte Hasan. Like the famed Italian thinker and activist, Hasan endured repeated jail terms, first during his sojourn in the United States, and then in Pakistan in 1951-55, and again during the Ayub dictatorship. It's surprising that despite Hasan’s iconic stature in the Indian subcontinent, very little is known about his biographical details.

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