Hasan Suroor

All stories by Hasan Suroor

Govt: 0, Shaheen Bagh protestors: 1

Govt: 0, Shaheen Bagh protestors: 1

Rediff.com7 Feb 2020

Having failed to wear down the protesters, the government has now resorted to a bare-knuckle campaign to discredit them by portraying them as pawns in a wider plot bankrolled by shadowy 'anti-national' and 'Islamist' forces, notes Hasan Suroor.

India, Merchant-Ivory and the Oscars

India, Merchant-Ivory and the Oscars

Rediff.com7 Aug 2018

Making her film debut with The Householder, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala wrote more screenplays than novels, winning two Oscars -- for A Room with a View and Howards End. She kept her distance from the film crowd, seeking refuge in the 'protective' company of her two life-long collaborators, Director James Ivory and Producer Ismail Merchant.

Here's why liberal Islam has lost the battle

Here's why liberal Islam has lost the battle

Rediff.com11 Mar 2015

'The civil war in Islam has just got worse and the existential crisis facing it more threatening.'

Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo episode

Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo episode

Rediff.com21 Jan 2015

'Where does one draw the line? At what point does your right to free speech cross the limit of civilised discourse and provoke me to take offence?' 'And if you have the right to offend, what about someone else's right to be offended?' asks Hasan Suroor.

Muslims must beware of their 'secular friends'

Muslims must beware of their 'secular friends'

Rediff.com23 Sep 2014

India's volatile political mix has a new element - 'the Secularati' - that is adept at hijacking Muslim issues and running with them even before the community itself has formulated a response, says Hasan Suroor.