Archive Talk: Science to Anti-Science | A Talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy by T2F

A Journey from Sir Syed Ahmad Khan To Allama Iqbal

About the Talk:
In seeking to understand present day Pakistan’s alienation from the rational sciences, we shall explore Indian Muslim attitudes towards modernity and science starting from Moghul days, their widening acceptance in the years after 1857 (spearheaded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan), and subsequent rejection epitomized by Allama Iqbal.

About the Speaker:
One of Pakistan’s most celebrated academics, Pervez Hoodbhoy is a world renowned nuclear physicist, prominent activist, as well a distinguished professor at Forman Christian College and the Quaid-e-Azam University. He has served as a professor at the likes of Carnegie Mellon, LUMS, and MIT from where he obtained multiple degrees eventually leading to a Ph.D. in nuclear physics. Bold and unapologetically progressive, Pervez Hoodbhoy is an advocate of freedom of speech. A regular contributor to, he has also written for The Express Tribune as well as The New York Times on topics ranging from religion to education.

Date: 31st May 2021
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Online Premiere
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