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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.
A truly incredible exposé of feudal aristocracy in the 1930s, writes Pradyot Lal in Tehelka
At a time when the country has been in the throes of a major debate on religious polarisation, this incredible collection of short stories by a distinguished set of writers is a significant event in itself. The sheer depth of this anthology and its searing search for the real face of north Indian Muslims explains why the colonial masters took the unprecedented step of banning Angaaray when it appeared in 1932.