Ziauddin Sardar, writer and broadcaster, describes himself as a ‘critical polymath’. He is the author of over 40 books, including the highly acclaimed ‘Desperately Seeking Paradise’. He is Visiting Professor, School of Arts, the City University, London and editor of ‘Futures’, the monthly journal of planning, policy and futures studies.

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Politics
07 January 2002
Spare a thought for the Taj Mahal. The wondrous 17th-century monument to love shines like a beacon on moonlit nights,...
Ideas
19 November 2001
Hype kills. Hype devastates societies. Hype strangles politics. Hype annihilates economies. Hype produces wealth for a...
Politics
22 October 2001
Knives are out for the Arab world's one and only uncensored television station. The Qatar-based satellite station al-...
Politics
24 September 2001
Pakistan has been caught in a pincer movement. It cannot afford to have America as an enemy, but nor dare it antagonise...
Politics
17 September 2001
The fallout has already begun. American Muslims have started to receive threatening phone calls. Muslim websites have...
Politics
30 July 2001
When people ask me where I am from, my standard reply is "Hackney". I wasn't actually born in Hackney, but I grew up in...
Politics
04 June 2001
It is 10.50 on Friday morning and I am the only Asian in Oldham town centre. Regulars begin to gather in small groups...
Politics
26 March 2001
Asians have a very distinctive style of doing things. Think Taj Mahal and Kama Sutra and you know our approach to love...
Ideas
19 March 2001
What, I used to wonder, do we gain from looking at a panda? The question emerged every time I took my children to the...
26 February 2001
There is nothing better than wholesome, voluptuous fat - like the fat around the midriffs of all those busty heroines...
Politics
19 February 2001
Rejoice, my fellow lefties! We were right all along. Human beings, it turns out, are much more than the products of...
Ideas
22 January 2001
America is an imperial power unlike any other in history. Its military, economic and technological pre-eminence is...
Politics
15 January 2001
Is genetically engineered food good for us? This is no simple "yes" or "no" question; the answer depends on...
18 December 2000
''Consider the little mouse," wrote Platus, "how sagacious an animal it is that never entrusts its life to one hole...
Politics
11 December 2000
Britain has been hit by a major historical tremor. The small Welsh town of Blaenavon has been declared a World Heritage...

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