Sibte Hassan

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Syed Sibt-e-Hasan (Urdu: سید سبط حسن) (31 July 1912 – 20 April 1986) was an eminent scholar, journalist and activist of Pakistan. He is regarded as the pioneer of Socialism and Marxism in Pakistan, as well as the moving spirit behind the Progressive Writers Association.

Life[edit]

Sibte Hasan was born on 31 July 1912 in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India.[1] He graduated from Aligarh Muslim University. For higher studies he went to Columbia University, USA. In 1942, Sibte Hasan joined the Communist Party of India. After partition of India, he migrated to Pakistan. He also served as editors of noted journals including; Naya Adab and Lail-o-Nehar. He died of a heart attack on 20 April 1986 in New Delhi while returning from a conference in India. He was buried in Karachi. His most remarkable work is Musa Se Marx Tak.

Work[edit]

  • Musa se Marx tak

For many decades, Musa se Marx Tak was the fundamental guiding texts for the activists and students of the Leftist politics of Pakistan. [2]

In Pakistan Main Tehzeeb ka Irtiqa, Hassan wrote on the history of Pakistani people and the country’s material and economic basis. It was unlike the history that eulogises rulers and kings. [3]

  • Inqilaab-e-Iran
  • Naveed-e-Fikr
  • Afkaar-e-Taza

Is a book consisting of critical essays on various personalities and answers to critics on various ideas.

  • Adab aur Roshan Khayali
  • Sukhan dar Sukhan
  • The Battle of Ideas in Pakistan
  • Bhagat Singh Our Us Ky Sathi
  • Marx Our Mashriq He analysed the analysis of Marx and Engels on the eastern traditions and formation of society.

he negated the notion that Marx and Engels were in support of colonialism. Moreover he elaborated how was there no need for class conflict in the Indian Society.

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