Leftism in Muslim Countries
An Entry from Encyclopaedia of the World of Islam
Edited by Gholamali Haddad Ali
Mohammad Jafar Elmi
Class conflicts and distinctions and the various differences of views stemming from them, have led to the formation of a different kind of socio-political thought and have given rise to popular political movements sometimes in order to preserve a certain existing situation and at other times in order to eradicate it and to replaced it with another system. Leftism is a socio-political thought that is dissatisfied with an existing situation and seeks to transform or eliminate it.
The present EWI colume discusses leftist politics in Afghanistan, the Arab world, Central Asia, Caucasus, the Indian Subcontinent, Iran, the non-Arab Muslim Africa, Southeast Asia, Tatarstan and Turkey.
Other entries from this encyclopaedia which are available in English include: The Pahlavi Dynasty, History and Historiography, Historical Sources of the Islamic World, Historians of the Islamic World, Periodicals of the Muslim World, Political Parties, Muslim Organisations.