Kasim Tirmizey is a doctoral candidate at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. He is currently completing his dissertation on the social history of the colonial state and radical peasant politics in Punjab, British India. The dissertation argues that passive revolution and false decolonization were strategies used by the British colonial state and the Pakistan movement for the purposed of transforming radical movements while restoring capitalist-imperialism and a racialized social formation. His currently a South Asia regional editor for the academic peer-reviewed journal Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements.
Keywords: Colonialism; anti-colonialism; social movements; anti-colonial Marxism; agrarian political economy and ecology; critical human geography; environmental sociology; Pakistan