Former VC of Jamia to speak on “Gandhi, Tagore & Iqbal” at Jamia

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia is going to organize Tagore Extension Lecture on the topic “Gandhi, Tagore & Iqbal” by Prof. Mushirul Hasan, former Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia

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Prof. Mushirul Hasan is the former Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia and has a distinguished place among historians. He received his education at Aligarh Muslim University and Cambridge University. He is also the recipient of Padma Shree. He is the author of many important books on Indian history. He has written extensively on the Partition of India, on communalism, on the histories of Islam in South-Asia and on the role played by the Muslim community in the freedom struggle and in the process of nation-building.

He also served as the Vice-Chairman of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and Director General of National Archives of India apart from other numerous responsibilities as Member of Professional/Learned Bodies/Societies.

The Lecture is being organized under the aegis of Tagore Research and Translation Scheme (TRTS) funded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India for the purpose of translating and publishing Tagore’s important writings.

The programme is scheduled to be held on September 11, 2014 at 11.00 AM in Edward Said Hall, Administrative Block, Jamia Millia Islamia