S. Ali Jafari: ‘Remembering Doc’

At a small private gathering last year, S. Ali Jafari, son of the famous satirical poet S. M. Jafari, read his essay “Remembering Doc”. His son Salman videotaped the reading, which forms the basis of this edited version. The essay in chaste Urdu humorously captures the spirit and idealism of progressive politics. It also contains observations about the art of listening, and conversing with civility and respect despite differences in opinion.

Dr M. Sarwar passed away peacefully at his residence in Karachi on 26 May 2009

As a student at Dow Medical College, Sarwar led Pakistan’s first nation-wide student movement spearheaded by the Democratic Students Federation. The movement carries enduring lessons about the importance of unity and forging a one-point agenda for larger goals. Continue reading

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