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The Last Muslim Intellectual: The Life and Legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad

Hamid Dabashi


The first comprehensive social and intellectual biography of Jalal Al-e Ahmad, this book explores the life and legacy of Jalal Al-e Ahmad (1923-69), arguably the most prominent Iranian public intellectual of his time and contends that he was the last Muslim intellectual to have articulated a vision of Muslim worldly cosmopolitanism, before the militant Islamism of the last half a century degenerated into sectarian politics and intellectual alienation from the world at large. This unprecedented engagement with Al-e Ahmad’s life and legacy is a prelude to what Dabashi calls a post-Islamist Liber ... More

Keywords: Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Public Muslim Intellectual, Post-Islamist Liberation Theology, Anticolonial Thinkers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474479288
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474479288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hamid Dabashi, author
Columbia University