Books written by Tariq Ali


The Assassination

March 1, 2019 | 152 pages
Who killed Mrs Gandhi? We know the name of the assassins, but did they act alone? In this fictional filmscript, Tariq Ali suggests that larger forces were at work, exploiting genuine Sikh grievances to settle their own score with a prime minister who, whatever her faults, was fiercely independent... More Info

Fear of Mirrors

Seagull World Literature | March 1, 2019 | 332 pages
In this novel from esteemed political writer Tariq Ali, a father, Vlady, loses his job when he refuses to renounce socialist beliefs in the newly unified Germany--and as a result wants to explain to his alienated son what their family's long and passionate involvement with communism has really... More Info

Banker for All Seasons

March 1, 2019 | 264 pages
During the late Seventies and Eighties a new logo began to jostle for space with the more traditional landmarks on high streets throughout Britain. It was the badge of a remarkable Third World Bank...the BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International). BCCI soon become a global corporate empire... More Info

The Leopard and the Fox

March 1, 2019 | 224 pages
The BBC commissioned Tariq Ali to write a three-part TV series on the circumstances leading to the overthrow, trial and execution of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected prime minister of Pakistan. As rehearsals were about to begin, the BBC hierarchy--under pressure from the Foreign... More Info

Fear of Mirrors

Verso | November 29, 2016 | 256 pages
A brilliant family saga stretching from the Russian Revolution to the collapse of the Soviet Union For some East Germans, the fall of communism was like the end of a long and painful love affair: free to tell the truth at last, they found they no longer wanted to hear it. The nation may be... More Info

The Clash of Fundamentalisms

Verso | July 17, 2019 | 428 pages
Depicts the author's viewpoint about the warring Muslim and Christian "fundamentalist" nations post-September 11, drawing conclusions on American ideologies and promoting a new enlightenment for the 21st century.  More Info

Street Fighting Years

Verso | July 17, 2019 | 403 pages
In this new edition of his memoirs, Tariq Ali revisits his formative years as a young radical. It is a story that takes us from Paris and Prague to Hanoi and Bolivia, encountering along the way Malcolm X, Bertrand Russell, Marlon Brando, Henry Kissinger, and Mick Jagger. Ali captures the mood and... More Info

Leon Trotsky

Haymarket Books | December 11, 2012 | 175 pages
This illustrated introduction's irreverent cartoons will amuse readers, and surprise them with its sophisticated portrait of Trotsky's life and works.  More Info

Speaking of empire and resistance

New Press, The | July 17, 2019 | 234 pages
A leading activist and political writer who was exiled from Pakistan in the 1960s for his speaking out against imperialism and religious fundamentalism discusses such topics as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the fate of modern-day Pakistan, and the reasons he believes that the war on terror and... More Info


Verso Books | October 24, 2011 | 140 pages
Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world-and one of the most ignored. Under an Indian military rule that, at half a million strong, exceeds the total number of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non-existent, and human- rights abuses and... More Info

Bush in Babylon

Verso Books | July 17, 2019 | 214 pages
In November 2003, Verso will publish a devastating critique of America's military occupation of Iraq, by one of the leaders of the global antiwar movement, Tariq Ali. Eschewing the liberal option of hand-wringing and the fashionable lurch to the right by some former leftists, Bush in Babylon will... More Info

The Assassination

Seagull Books London Ltd | October 14, 2008 | 152 pages
Who killed Mrs Gandhi? We know the name of the assassins, but did they act alone? In this fictional filmscript, Tariq Ali suggests that larger forces were at work, exploiting genuine Sikh grievances to settle their own score with a Prime Minister who, whatever her faults, was fiercely independent... More Info

Conversations with Edward Said

Seagull Books London Ltd | January 1, 2006 | 128 pages
A late public intellectual and advocate for the Palestinian cause discusses in his final, provocative interview such topics as his approach to the study of culture, his dislocated existence, his love of literature and music, and his initiation into politics.  More Info

On History

November 15, 2011 | 180 pages
In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today.  More Info

Pirates of the Caribbean

Verso Books | April 29, 2008 | 308 pages
The Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela has brought Hugo Chávez to worldattention as the foremost challenger of the neoliberal consensus andAmerican foreign policy. Drawing on first-hand experience of Venezuelaand meetings with Chávez, Tariq Ali shows how Chávez's views havepolarized Latin... More Info

The declarations of Havana

Verso Books | July 17, 2019 | 138 pages
In response to the American administration's attempt to isolate Cuba, Fidel Castro delivered a series of speeches designed to radicalize Latin American society. As Latin America experiences more revolutions in Venezuela and Bolivia, and continues to upset America's plans for neo-liberal... More Info

The Obama Syndome

Verso Books | September 1, 2011 | 156 pages
Argues that the Obama administration has not offered much of a change from the George W. Bush years, citing the Wall Street bailout, a health-care bill with no teeth, an escalating war on terror, and the continued appeasement of Israel.  More Info