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Department of Political Sciences
Dr. Afroz Alam

Prof. Afroz Alam

HOD

Email Id :afrozalam2@gmail.com

Phone :091-9985499360

Educational Qualifications:MA (Political Science),PhD (Political Science)


Research Interest :Identity Politics, Electoral Studies (India), Multiculturalism & Minority Rights

Profile of Afroz Alam

Dr. Afroz Alam is presently serving as Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (a Central University established by an Act of Parliament in 1998) at Hyderabad, Telangana (India). He has also served as the Director of Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (A Research Centre established by the Government of India under X Plan, 2007 at MANUU) from 2017 to 2021. He did his Ph.D. on “Caste and Community in UP: A Study of Electoral Politics since 1990” from Aligarh Muslim University.

He regularly writes research articles, concept and policy papers on contemporary political and governance issues, electoral politics, and minority rights in journals of repute. His opinion articles are regularly been published in many newspapers, magazines and online portals including The Tribune, Deccan Chronicle, Asian Age, The Statesman, The Times of India, Deccan Herald, New Indian Express, Tehelka, Firstpost, The Wire, The Conversation, The Citizen and Economic and Political Weekly. ‘As a keen researcher, Dr. Alam has contributed more than 40 research articles, essays and book reviews in peer reviewed journals and edited books, and authored a book titled, Electoral Dynamics of Caste and Community in India. “In the Name of Muslims” (Single Author Book to be published by Routledge), “Electoral Politics in India” (Jointly Edited book to be published by Orient BlackSwan) and “Institutional Decline in the New-Liberal Regime (Jointly Edited book to be published by Thomson Reuters) are his forthcoming books.

Previously, he was also associated with Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) initially as field investigator and later as co-supervisor to conduct field surveys in Uttar Pradesh during 1999-2007 to understand the state of the nation and political behaviour of the people. In 2018, he was awarded 'Excellence in Education Award' by the AMP, Mumbai in recognition of his services in the field of education. He was also awarded with 'Shah Waliullah Award-2005' jointly with Prof. Faizan Mustafa for the Best Essay of the Year by the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi.

He has also been associated with the foundation of 3 Law Schools in India namely, KIIT Law School; National Law University Odisha; and Glocal Law School. He was credited with many initiatives in these institutions including innovative teaching, administration, curriculum design, talk series, research activities through specialised centres, policy formulation, outreach programmes etc. He has been instrumental in instituting 3 dialogue series such as 'Hyderabad Dialogue', 'Meet with the Author', ‘Conversation with Achievers’ as well as ‘Inclusion Advocacy Programme’ at MANUU.

Dr. Afroz has also served as the Head of the Department of School of Liberal Arts (NLUO), Director of Centre for Public Policy and Governance (NLUO) and Registrar of National Law University Odisha.

His area of research includes Contemporary & Comparative Politics, Election Studies, Multiculturalism & Minority Rights.


Research Publication of Afroz Alam

BOOKS

  1. Afroz Alam, In the Name of Muslims, Routledge (Contract Signed-forthcoming).
  2. Afroz Alam & Muzaffar Hussain (Eds), Electoral Politics in India, Orient BlackSwan (Forthcoming).
  3. Yogesh Pratap Singh & Afroz Alam (Eds), Institutional Decline in the New-Liberal Regime: A Note from India, Thomson Reuters, (Forthcoming).
  4. Afroz Alam, Politics beyond Dalit Victimhood (In communication with Sage Publication).
  5. Afroz Alam, Democratic Deficit and Minor Political Parties (Under review with Cambridge University Press).
  6. Afroz Alam, Electoral Dynamics of Caste and Community in India, Academic Publishing, 2010.

 

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

  1. Afroz Alam, “Communalism and Minority Politics” in Manisha Madhava (Ed.), Political Process in India, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan (Forthcoming)
  2. Afroz Alam, “Minority Determism of Hindutva Politics in India” in Anindya Purakayastha (Ed.), Majoritarian Nationalism in Postcolonial India, Delhi: Sage Publication (Forthcoming).
  3. Afroz Alam, "Understanding the Analytics of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and Pasmanda Framework" in Ajay Gudavarthy (Ed.), Secular Sectarianism, Delhi: Sage Publications (2019)
  4. Afroz Alam, “Politics of Economic Exclusion: Hitting the Belly of Muslim and Dalit Workers” in Mohammad Ghous (Ed.), Politics of Inclusion: Empowering Minorities in India, Delhi: Manak Publications, 2018
  5. Afroz Alam, “Electorally Holy Cow” in Binu Mathew (ed.), The Political Economy of Beef Ban, Delhi: Peoples Literature Publication, 2017.
  6. Afroz Alam, “Politics beyond Dalit Victimhood” in Prasahat C. Panda and Rasananda Panda (Eds.), India and New World Order, Delhi: Kumud Publications, 2017.
  7. Afroz Alam, “Changing Pattern of Political Mobilization: A Study of Oppressed Castes in Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections” in R.C. Sobti and Ashutosh Kumar (eds.), Rethinking Centre-State Relations in India, Chandigarh: Punjab University

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Afroz Alam (Review Article), “Analysing Micro-concerns in a Theoretical Framework”, Indian Muslim(s) after Liberalisation by Maidul Islam, The Book Review, Vol. XLIV, No. 2-3, February-March, 2020. Available at: https://www.thebookreviewindia.org/analysing-micro-concerns-in-a-theoretical-framework/. Last accessed on: 05 December, 2020. 
  2. Afroz Alam, “Elections and Election Commission of India: A Contemporary Evaluation”, NLUO Law Journal, Vol. VII, 2020.
  3. Afroz Alam (Review Article), “A Critical Evaluation”, The Struggle for Equality by Heewon Kim, The Book Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 7, July, 2020. Available at: https://www.thebookreviewindia.org/a-critical-evaluation/. Last accessed on: 03 March, 2021.
  4. Afroz Alam, “Muslim Identity and its Constraints”, Punjab University Research Journal, Vol. XLV, No. 1, January-June, 2018.
  5. Afroz Alam and Deya Bhattacharya, “Is the Gay Community the Neo-Marginalisded of Modern Society?” Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol. LII, No. 48, 2 December, 2017.
  6. Shakeel Ahmad and Afroz Alam, “Higher Education in India: A Move Forward”, University News, Vol. 55, No. 24, 12-18 June, 2017.
  7. Afroz Alam, “Guided Policy Framework of India towards United States of America: Understanding the New Warmth”, World Focus, November, 2016
  8. Afroz Alam, “Decline of Parliamentary Governance: Indian Scenario, Rostrum Law Review-RLR Vol 3 Issue, October, 2016
  9. Afroz Alam with Yogesh Pratap Singh and Akash Jauhari, Dissenting Opinions of Judges in the Supreme Court of India, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Vol. 51, Issue No. 5, 30 Jan, 2016
  10. Afroz Alam and Vedant Kumar, “Politics of Economics: A Study of Foreign Direct Investment in India since Independence”, Colloquium Opus Law Journal, published by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, Vol. I, Issue 2, July 2014, pp. 1-21
  11. Afroz Alam and Faizan Mustafa, “Logic of Constitutionalism and Islam: Resolving the Invented Misconceptions”. NLUO Law Journal, Vol. I, Issue 1, March 2014, pp.47-75.
  12. Afroz Alam and Adarsh Tripathi, Evaluating the Institutional Decline of Indian Parliament. Journal of Social and Political Studies, Vol. 5(1), June 2014, published by Department of Political Science, Allahabad University.
  13. Asmer Beg and Afroz Alam, “Youth and the Communal Agenda in India.” Future Islam, July September, 2008. Available at: http://www.futureislam.com/20080701/Insight/asmerfiroz/Youth%20and%20the%20Communal%20Agenda%20in%20India.asp. Last accessed on: 03 November, 2010.
  14. Afroz Alam, “Muslim Voters in the Political Context of UP: A Study of Lok Sabha Elections 2004.” Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XLI, No. 3 & 4, July-December 2007, pp. 163-80
  15. Afroz Alam, “Interrogating Electoral Behavior of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh: 1950s to 1980s.” Indian Journal of Politics, Special Issue on Elections, Vol. XL, No. 4, October-December 2006, pp. 93-124
  16. Afroz Alam, “Consociationalism in India: A Study of Nehru Era.” Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXIX, No. 4 & XL No. 1, October-March, 2006, pp. 111-146.
  17. Afroz Alam, “Understanding Political Dynamics of Oppressed Castes: A Study of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections.” Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, July-September, 2005, pp. 193-222.
  18. Afroz Alam, “Untouchables: The Unequal Citizens of India.” Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2 & 3, April-September, 2004, pp. 164-186.

 

ESSAYS

  1. Afroz Alam, “Laabh Ka Pad”, Shodharthi, Vol. 2, CSSP, Kanpur, 2018.
  2. Afroz Alam, “An Era of Corruption: India.” The Aftab, Hall Magazine of Aftab Hall, AMU, Aligarh 1999.
  3. Afroz Alam, “Youth and Politics.” The Aligh, University Magazine, AMU, Aligarh, 1999

BOOK REVIEWS 

  1. Amar Acheraiou, “Questioning Hybridity, Post-colonialism and Globalization”, Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. LXXII, No. 3,, July-September, 2011, pp.889-890 
  2. Abid Ullah Jan, “The End of Democracy”, Future Islam, January-February, 2006. Available at: http://www.futureislam.com/20060101/review/afroz/the_end_of_democracy.asp. Last accessed on: 10 January, 2010. 
  3. Stewart Bell, “Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism around the World”, Future Islam, May-June, 2005.  Available at: http://www.futureislam.com/20050501/review/afroz/Cold_terror.aspLast accessed on: 10 January, 2010.
  1. Edwin Black, “Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq’s 7,000-Year History of War, Profit and Conflict”, Future Islam, March-April, 2005.  Available at: http://www.futureislam.com/20050301/review/afroz/banking_on_baghdad.asp. Last accessed on: 10 January, 2010.
  1. Christophe Jaffrelot, “India’s Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Low Castes in North Indian Politics”, Future Islam, January-February, 2005.

Available at: http://www.futureislam.com/20050101/review/afroz_alam/india_silent_revolution.aspLast accessed on: 10 January, 2010.

  1. Christophe Jaffrelot, “India’s Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Low Castes in North Indian Politics.” Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4, October-December, 2004, pp. 163-168.
  2. C.P. Srivastava, “Rajniti Main Satya Nisthha Jivan: Lal Bahadur Shastri.” Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, July-September, 2003, pp. 114-122.

OP-ED/OPINION ARTICLES

  1. Interviewed by Rediff.Com on GHMC Election Results on 09 December, 2020. Available at:  https://www.rediff.com/news/interview/why-bjp-won-big-in-hyderabad-and-will-win-south-too/20201209.htm?fbclid=IwAR0Uy9k-nPKp1AcIp8kOGD3nKGXagcJOyc8S6A6dIFDGnjoaa1L4391gifw. Last accessed on: 08 March, 2021.
  1. Afroz Alam, “Question of Muslim Reservation”, Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle on 9 March, 2020.
  2. Afroz Alam & Yogesh Pratap Singh, “CAB: A Bill That Robs India's Conscience and Secularity”, Live Law, 10 December, 2019. Available at: https://www.livelaw.in/columns/cab-a-bill-that-robs-indias-conscience-and-secularity-150654?fbclid=IwAR0f6NkCrV7j6U441tjveTI3P6YAJi40O5mjGod6tBMQ0Tcv7JPszYPf5-s#.Xe92-GgLP6I.facebook. Last accessed on: 1 January, 2021.
  3. Afroz Alam, “Election Commission of India and Democratic Deficit”, Asian Age, 26 May, 2019. Available at: https://www.asianage.com/360-degree/260519/election-commission-of-india-and-democratic-deficit.html?fbclid=IwAR2n5r-Win84G0nHQnJOXvZdB1WlGZYyNlsiZg0MlkiLBCUimCRU45--S8E. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  4. Afroz Alam, “Political Sidelinings of Muslims hold ominous signs”, Economic Times & Times of India, 24 May, 2019. Available at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/elections/lok-sabha/india/political-sidelining-of-muslims-holds-ominous-signs/articleshow/69477755.cms?utm_source=whatsapp_wap&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialsharebuttons&from=mdr. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  5. Afroz Alam, “Election Commission that failed itself, Live Law, 22 May, 2019. Available at: https://www.livelaw.in/columns/election-commission-that-failed-itself-145194?fbclid=IwAR1-STMSj05Q_Y5eJ12FVJvQGPtz15FvdKljlW0t5xMnZii4Ym1FEniGYxo. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  6. Interviewed by Radiance Weekly on “Lok Sabha Election, 2019” on 05 May, 2019. Available at: http://radianceweekly.in/portal/issue/choice-of-less-than-200-booths-vvpat-for-counting-would-be-insufficient/article/2019-polls-will-decide-whether-or-not-muslims-will-remain-equal-citizens-afroz-alam/?fbclid=IwAR13BDR-MzCgyvX3SBLeQbLCfmN7wHpOPYc670jZhPlmfF363DgDvvraaq4. Last accessed on: 09 December, 2019.
  7. Afroz Alam, “Do minor parties hold the key in UP”, The Tribune, 20 April, 2019. Available at:  https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/do-minor-parties-hold-the-key-in-up/761084.html?fbclid=IwAR2UBdIOyyDubZSYr9_3IIvlmGkdyzSISor6DPRn-wssKpnNhMySE1GxTZw. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  1. Afroz alam, “Ensuring Representation of Muslims”, Asian Age, 14 April, 2019. Available at: https://www.asianage.com/360-degree/140419/ensuring-representation-of-muslims.html?fbclid=IwAR19lyIGzxwEOAkEw_yqEYOjCVLQf64EsBDougvkptTBPtg3iUKHcXHP9-g. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  2. Afroz Alam, “The Indian electorate is not easily swayed by terrorism”, Livemint, 21 March, 2019. Available at: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/online-views/the-indian-electorate-is-not-easily-swayed-by-terrorism/amp-1553095070000.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  3. Afroz Alam, “Politics and the Pulwama Terror Attack”, The New Indian Express, 09 March, 2019. Available at:  http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2019/mar/09/politics-and-the-pulwama-terror-attack-1948703.html?fbclid=IwAR1rqu_oCdi1h3EBZpb1lVtDoVmVed6Dgq32RUkAg01CxbCMVNocyGeIf-o. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  1. Afroz Alam & Yogesh Pratap Singh, “10% quota afoul of the Constitution”, Deccan Herald, January 31, 2019. Available at: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/panorama/10-quota-afoul-constitution-715804.html?fbclid=IwAR1zXuEM6Zzo2o0YHigXae9Qv75tTcY6oux2sru_UNTYa82Bmwbc8owllsc. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  2. Afroz Alam, “TRS Regime reaps its populist plans,” The Tribune, 12 December, 2018. Available at: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/trs-regime-reaps-its-populist-plans/696982.html?fbclid=IwAR2qf4SXi5cmWvxUcZfK23cFfpLYLNcHA47zt8FwWQDnz_-imVik3bajwU0. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  3. Afroz Alam, “Caste Addiction in Indian Election”, Asian Age, 2 December, 2018. Available at: http://www.asianage.com/360-degree/021218/caste-addiction-in-indian-elections.html?fbclid=IwAR3uqvpu9zJ-l-eWUiGTUymcRmTs1SwltCFEft1NBT0CNHjJWu4-NuvUvmI. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  4. Afroz Alam & Yogesh P. Singh, “Hope Rest on SC”, Deccan Herald, 16 November, 2018. Available at:  https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/main-article/hope-rests-sc-703366.html?fbclid=IwAR1eBHOysgmltU7ZcA_dXdO_cuK3RwfmimSad-t1k_aIOBO10LQVe0WCTvI. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  1. Afroz Alam & Yogesh P. Singh, “Supreme Court had chance to Decriminalise, but failed to grab it”, The Wire, 4 October, 2018. Available at: https://thewire.in/law/sc-had-a-chance-to-decriminalise-indian-politics-but-failed-to-grab-it. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  2. Afroz Alam, “Unveiling the Agenda of Inclusive Hindutva”, Radiance Weekly, 30 September, 2018. Available at: http://radianceweekly.in/portal/issue/suppression-of-muslims-in-peoples-republic-of-china/article/unveiling-the-agenda-of-inclusive-hindutva/?fbclid=IwAR0eCWp0m61EbsetVyy9J9YsL0sO2AyuTIRtJ0u5GlV4XEPBJOVwnAsWZms. Last accessed on: 01 January, 2019.
  3. Afroz Alam & Yogesh P. Singh, “A missed Chance to decriminalize politics”, The Tribune, 28 September, 2018. Available at: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/a-missed-chance-to-decriminalise-politics/659737.html?fbclid=IwAR1D3N6-iXHCrfJyH8UAr-3Dlejg69LRbLw8fNcR7cffz1u2pcpFPLOqJ9s. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  4. Afroz Alam, “Does BJP Care about Muslim Women?”, New Indian Express, 24 September, 2018.
  5. Afroz Alam, “Denying Muslims Political Space”, Deccan Herald, 20 September, 2018. Available at:  https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/panorama/denying-muslims-political-693553.html?fbclid=IwAR0GdBNnUoNZunM6Q3ol_xmK2RvWJ7FU_56EQj1dzuoxQXuLP1wwpYbbZdA. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  6. Afroz Alam and Yogesh Pratap Singh, Navtej Singh Johar: A Progressive Verdict, Livelaw, 15 September, 2018. https://www.livelaw.in/a-progressive-verdict-which-discards-societal-prejudice/?fbclid=IwAR1BbfJTiNA-cmFU7POr5pu6j8ND5Qmzki5S_HU34P5LEwVLFQifCVZRXCE
  7. Afroz Alam, “Oddity in Telangana”, The Tribune, 14 September, 2018. Available at: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/oddity-in-telangana/652392.html?fbclid=IwAR0T8lsAMxLHgibOr-Nhn0UWt4GvlvbOt2TH1t-BLUmeDRdTKeADCo4ncT0. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  8. Afroz Alam, “Other parties escaped, AAP caught in 'office of profit' web”, Deccan Herald, 25 Jan, 2018.
  9. Afroz Alam, “EC's disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs is no surprise, but office of profit case marks moral loss for Kejriwal”, Firstpost, 20 Jan, 2018.
  10. Interview with Radiance Weekly on 02 December, 2017.
  11. Afroz Alam, “Muslim ‘instant divorce’ law divides India”, The Conversation, 5 June, 2017. Available at:  https://theconversation.com/muslim-instant-divorce-law-divides-india-77635. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  1. Afroz Alam, “Instant Triple Talaq and its discontent”, Café Dissensus, 29 May, 2017. Available at:  https://cafedissensusblog.com/2017/05/29/instant-triple-talaq-and-its-discontents/. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  1. Afroz Alam, “Distancing by Core Voters”, Deccan Herald, 25 May, 2017. Available at: https://www.deccanherald.com/content/613583/distancing-core-voters.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  2. My Article in Inquilab Urdu. Available at:   http://epaper.inquilab.com/EpaperImages/Delhi/23052017/23052017-MD-DL-9/63445431.jpg. Last accessed on: 07 October, 2017.
  3. Afroz Alam, “Threat to Muslim Identity: Perception and Reality”, Counter Currents, 9 May, 2017. Available at: https://www.countercurrents.org/2017/05/09/threat-to-muslim-identity-perception-and-reality/. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  4. Afroz Alam, “A Political Trap”, Deccan Herald, 28 April, 2017. Available at: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/608805/a-political-trap.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  5. My Article on UP Elections, 2017 in Radiance Weekly. Available at: http://radianceweekly.in/portal/issue/vision-2016-an-accomplishment-a-decade-in-the-service/article/up-verdict-likely-to-set-agenda-for-2019-polls/. Last accessed on: 07 January, 2019.
  6. Afroz Alam, “An Inheritable Malaise”, Deccan Herald, 20 February, 2017. Available at: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/597412/an-inheritable-malaise.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  7. Afroz Alam, “UP Election 2017”, Firstpost, 11 February, 2017. Available at: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/up-election-2017-complex-caste-dynamics-in-state-most-certainly-predict-a-hung-assembly-3277906.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  8. Afroz Alam, “An Endless Decline”, Deccan Herald, 09 January, 2017. Available at: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/590675/an-endless-decline.html
  9. Afroz Alam, “SP parivar war will alter political scene in UP”, The Tribune, 04 January, 2017. Available at: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/sp-parivar-war-will-alter-political-scene-in-up/345185.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  10. Afroz Alam, “Samajwadi Party Crisis”, Firstpost, 02 January, 2017. Available at: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/samajwadi-party-crisis-feud-within-family-a-way-to-prove-authentic-claim-over-party-3183580.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  11. Yogesh Pratap Singh & Afroz Alam, “Contextualizing the Secular Fabric of India and Section 123 of RP Act”, Sabrang India, 10 Nov 2016. Available at: https://sabrangindia.in/article/if-hinduism-way-life-so-are-islam-and-christianity-or-any-other-sc-must-revisit-hindutva. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  12. Afroz Alam, “Battles they wage in the Samajwadi Party”, The Tribune, 07 November, 2016.
  13. Afroz Alam, “Uttar Pradesh polls: Parties dwell on complex caste math as voter loyalties remain fluid”, Firstpost, 01 November, 2016. Available at: https://www.firstpost.com/politics/uttar-pradesh-polls-parties-dwell-on-complex-caste-math-as-voter-loyalties-remain-fluid-3082676.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  14. Afroz Alam, "Constitutional Dilemma in Delhi", Live law, 25 October 2016. Available at: http://www.tehelka.com/2016/10/kashmirs-feudal-lords-must-share-the-blame/
  15. Afroz Alam & Yogesh Pratap Singh, “LG-AAP govt slugfest: The dilemma of Delhi”, Deccan Herald, 13 Oct, 2016. Available at: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/panorama/lg-aap-govt-slugfest-the-dilemma-of-delhi-554880.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  16. Afroz Alam, “Cauvery Water Dispute”, The Statesman, 13 Oct, 2016.
  17. Afroz Alam, “Kashmir’s feudal lords must share the blame”, Tehelka Magazine, Volume 13 Issue 10, 6 October, 2016. Available at: http://www.tehelka.com/2016/10/kashmirs-feudal-lords-must-share-the-blame/. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  18. Afroz Alam & Yogesh Pratap Singh, “Cauvery issue: Politics scores over reason”, The Tribune, 04 Oct, 2016.
  19. Afroz Alam, “Hijab and Alternative Modernity”, Firstpost, 01st October, 2016. Available at:  http://www.firstpost.com/india/frances-burkini-ban-misses-nuanced-aspects-of-muslim-womens-adoption-of-hijab-3026898.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  1. Afroz Alam, “Numbers Favour Dalit-Muslim Unity in UP”, The Tribune, 19 September, 2016. Available at: http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/numbers-favour-dalit-muslim-unity-in-up/297311.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  2. Afroz Alam & Yogesh P. Singh, “Muslim Personal Law and Its Nuances”, Live Law, 9 September, 2016. Available at: http://www.livelaw.in/muslim-personal-laws-nuances/. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  3. Afroz Alam & Yogesh P. Singh, “Muslim Personal Law and Its Nuances”, The New Indian Express, 8 September, 2016. Available at: http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinion/Muslim-personal-law-and-its-nuances/2016/09/08/article3615683.ece. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  4. Afroz Alam, “Kashmir Unrest”, Firstpost, 23 August, 2016. Available at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/kashmir-unrest-pm-modi-must-strike-a-chord-at-grassroot-to-quell-the-burhan-wani-charm-2969536.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  5. Afroz Alam, “Towards solving Kashmir Imbroglio”, The Statesman, 19 August, 2016. Available at: http://www.thestatesman.com/news/opinion/towards-solving-kashmir-imbroglio/160773.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  6. My Interview: Face to Face on UP Assembly Elections, 2017, Radiance Views Weekly, Vol. LIV No.20, 14 August, 2016. Available at: http://radianceweekly.in/portal/issue/quality-education-challenges-and-solutions/article/alignment-of-muslim-and-dalit-voters-could-be-a-game-changer/. Last accessed on: 11 February, 2017.
  7. Afroz Alam, “Office of Profit: AAP was opportunistic”, Deccan Herald, 04 August, 2016. Available at: Available at: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/562059/office-profit-aap-opportunistic.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  8. Afroz Alam, “FDI and Politics of Economics”, Greater Kashmir, 28 June, 2016. Available at: http://m.greaterkashmir.com/news/editorial-page/fdi-and-the-politics-of-economics/221588.html. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  9. Afroz Alam, “Flamboyant Brahminis and Kancha Ilaiah”, Narada News, 8 June, 2016. Available at: http://naradanews.com/2016/06/flamboyant-brahminism-and-kancha-ilaiah/. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
  10. Afroz Alam, “Electorally Holy Cow”, Countercurrents, 06 June, 2016. Available at: http://www.countercurrents.org/alam060616.htm. Last accessed on: 11 January, 2021.
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