An edited volume of articles entitled Literary Selfies: Self Identity in Indian Muslim English Fiction edited by Professor A R Kidwai, Director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre of Aligarh Muslim University and Dr Sherin Sherwani has been published by the reputed Singapore based Kitaab Publishers.
This collection of critical essays on Indian English Writing by Muslim authors published since 1940s is a study of Muslim identity across changing times. As perceived by authors such as Ahmed Ali, Shama Futehally, Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, Mumtaz Shah Nawaz and Attia Hussain, the volume explores their depiction of Indian Muslim life in their times.
The foreword of the book has been penned by Professor M Asaduddin, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in which he has observed that representation of the self is a complex issue, and the contributors of the volume have examined the literary works of Muslim writers showcasing their society and community. He further stated that to his knowledge, it is the first volume of its kind and deserves accolades and approbation.
The book has been dedicated to Professor Masoodul Hasan, former Chariman, Department of English, AMU.
Dr Faiza Abbasi, Maryam Fatima, Nazia Hasan, Sadaf Husain, Rubina Iqbal, Md. Sajidul Islam, Taj Muhammad, Sujan Mondal, Shehnoor Shan, Kishwar Zafir and both the editors have contributed a total number of 12 articles in this 250 page book. Most contributors are faculty members or research scholars from the Department of English, AMU. It also contains an interview of Mr Zafar H Anjum, noted journalist and writer. (Source: AMU)