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Ayesha Jalal

Ayesha Jalal

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Ayesha Jalal


Boston, Massachusetts, USA




Ayesha Jalal is a Pakistani-American sociologist and historian. Her father, Hamid Jalal, was a senior Pakistani civil servant. She is the niece of the famous Urdu fiction writer Saadat Hasan Manto.  Ms. Jalal came to New York at the age of 16 and is married to Indian historian Sugata...

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Jalal vociferously opposed Columbia accepting a large grant from the powerful Indian business Hinduja Group to establish a research institute for Indic studies. Jalal alleged that Indian and India-centric faculty "were uncomfortable with a Pakistani woman teaching Indian history" and sued Columbia claiming religious and ethnic discrimination. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of Columbia and Jalal was denied tenure in 1995 amidst this great controversy.

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mohammad sharif

March 3rd 2012,8:55 PM

Ayesh Jalal Sahiba! Although you no longer live in your home land but being an extra-ordinary Scholar and niece of an icon of our literature you are a pride for Pakistan. Please do focuss your arti... More details
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MacArthur Fellows Program