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Book Review: Muslims in Indian cities – Trajectories of Marginalisation

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Fostering upliftment of Indian Muslims is the essence of Thanghal’s new book: A review

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The Mappila Verses: Eight poems by Ajmal Khan

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10 facts about Rehman Rahi, Kashmir’s greatest 20th century poet

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Hilal Ahmed’s book on ‘Muslim political discourse’ launched

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Many women scholars read papers in seminar on Islamic literature

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net, Bhopal: The Council for Islamic Literature (Majlise-e-Adab-e-Islami), Madhya Pradesh branch of Aalami Rabta-e-Adab-e-Islami, organized 8th All India seminar on "Literary pursuits & samples of Islamic literature of Madhya Pradesh's Ulema, Litterateurs & Sufis" here on Sunday wherein more than two dozen scholars presented their research papers.

Rise of religious fundamentalism the biggest issue for India, Bangladesh: Professor Anisuzzaman

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‘Sufis of Punjab’ – Building bridges across borders

By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS, Book: "The Sufis of Punjab"; Edited by Muzaffar Ali, Anoo C. Nayar and Syeda Bilgrami Imam, Publisher: Rumi Foundation, Price: Rs.1,895, Pages: 208

Tipu Sultan: He fought British and now Hindutva fanatics fighting him

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Book Review: Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuscinski

By Shaik Zakeer Hussain, TwoCircles.net, There is a customary semblance in all dictators: they are authoritarian, they command total submission, their rule is tyrannical and they have little, or worse, no concern for the miserable conditions of their people. The population is starving, there is rampant unemployment, corruption at all levels of government. There is drudgery, there is pain, there is humiliation, there is everything in society, that makes a man lose his sanity.

विद्या प्रकाशन ने छापी थी पैग़म्बर मोहम्मद की तस्वीर, अब मांगी माफी

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Reading The Hungry Tide: A brilliant book which overlooked the caste factor

By Zeeshan Husain, TwoCircles.net My first visit to the mountains was full of excitement and curiosity. I distinctly remember opening my eyes, after a whirling...

Telugu Translation of Kashmir Anthology Released in Hyderabad

Nikhat Fatima, TwoCircles.net An anthology of 30 essays penned by different activist authors and political journalists across India translated into Telugu titled ‘Kashmir Bahiranga Cherasala’...

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AMU students launch a monthly literary magazine- The AMUSE

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Indo-Pak Mushaira to take place this weekend

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क्या ये प्रेमचंद हमारे ज़माने की ज़रूरत नहीं हैं?

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Day 2 of AMU Litfest focuses on threats to literature and democracy

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Ghalib’s haveli

Text and photos by Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net hoga koi aisa bhi ke Ghalib ko na jaane shayar to voh achha hai pe badnaam bahut hai Will there be any one who doesn’t know Ghalib; though he is a good poet but ill-reputed. This is what Mira Asadullah Khan ‘Ghalib’ [1797-1869] said about himself. Known by his pen-name, Ghalib is the most famous Urdu poet of all times. His popularity continues to win him fans from each generation.

किताब समीक्षा और ऑपरेशन अक्षरधाम का पूरा सच

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जामिया के 6 छात्रों का पीएम फैलोशिप के लिए चयन

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Benazir Bhutto’s book launched in Moscow

By NNN-APP, Islamabad : Russian version of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto's book, "Reconciliation - Islam,Democracy and the West" was launched in Russia to mark the first anniversary of her martyrdom. According to a message received here from Moscow a large number of Russian scholars, journalists, students and Pakistanis attended the function on Friday. Dr. Tariq Chaudhry, a Pakistani businessman in Moscow, who arranged translation and publication of the Russian version of the book also spoke on the occasion.

President Pranab Mukharjee applauds Jamia’s translation project

By TCN News, New Delhi: Professor Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) presented 14 publications of Tagore Research and Translation Scheme (TRTS), Department...

Book on Prof. Rehana Sultana released on Human Rights Day

By TCN News, Hyderabad: International Human Rights Day was observed throughout the world on December 10th. Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee observed the day in Hyderabad...

Jamia Millia Islamia to collaborate with Jamia Hamdard; two sign MoU

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दिल्ली में पहला लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल,अपने अधिकारों के लिए दलित लेखकों ने बुलन्द की आवाज़

आसमोहम्मद कैफ  TwoCircles.net दिल्ली- 3-4 फरवरी को राजधानी के विश्वविद्यालय परिसर में किरोड़ीमल कॉलेज में दलित लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल का आयोजन किया गया.देश मे ऐसा पहली बार...

No takers for Maulana Azad’s legacy

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Now, protests in Mumbai, Aligarh against UGC decision to end non-Net scholarships

By Yogesh Maitreya, Twocircles.net Mumbai: Students from various universities and colleges in Mumbai and Aligarh Muslim University joined their counterparts in Delhi to protest against...

Kannada literary festival: Muslim authors’ exclusion draws criticism

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Book Review: Oxford Handbook of Muslims in India: Empirical and Policy Perspectives

Name of the Book: Oxford Handbook of Muslims in India: Empirical and Policy Perspectives Edited by: Rakesh Basant & Abusaleh Shariff Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi Year: 2010 Pages: 308 Price: Rs. 850 ISBN: 0-19-806205-2 Reviewed by Yoginder Sikand

Santosh Desai documents changing Indian middle class in book

By IANS, New Delhi : The love affair of the Indian middle class with modernism "took wing with stainless steel", says leading social commentator Santosh Desai in his new book "Mother Pious Lady: Making Sense of Everyday India", a racy comment on the contemporary middle-of-the-order India. "Stainless steel managed to meet the deeply traditional needs by being incontrovertibly modern. It was seen as pure and indestructible - the two virtues that give it pride of place in the kitchen," Desai says in the book that was launched here Saturday.

Prophet’s descendant Shaikh Al Shareef visits AMU Library

TCN News Aligarh: Al Shareef Mustafa Fouad Shafaee, who belongs to the family of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (Peace Be...

Book on legendary Indian singer Tansen published in Poland

By EuAsiaNews, Warsaw : After the publication of a number of books on Urdu poetry in Polish in the last four years, now a book on legendary Indian classical singer Tansen has hit the stalls in Poland's capital. Tansen regarded as one of the greatest classical singers of medieval times during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar prompted Janusz Krzyzowski, a well-known Polish Indologist to write a book on him.

पुस्तक समीक्षा : कंधमाल का सच और न्याय प्रक्रिया की हताशा

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Book release : Anthology for the Refugees

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Book review: Urdu Literature and Journalism: Critical Perspectives

By Mohammed Anas for TwoCircles.net, After gifting us insightful glimpses into geniuses of Rabindranath Tagore, Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, Raghupati Sahay Firaq Gorakhpuri, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and first Dalit Urdu poet Jayant Parmar, Professor Shafey Kidwai of Aligarh Muslim University has explored journalistic conquests of greats like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Maulvi Mohammed Waqar, etc in his book masterfully written Urdu Literature and Journalism: Critical Perspectives.

‘The Road to Mecca’ that I took

A book review that seeks to decipher two pilgrimages on the same path separated by a century By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net, Spirituality is what separates humans from other living beings. I have been a seeker for the last few years. I have read a number of books, visited graves of saints, made ablutions at Haridwar and toured the ghats of Banaras; I have sat in the qawwali mehfils and even seen dervishes dance.

प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय ने बंद किया उर्दू चैप्टर

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net दिल्ली: यासिर की ख़्वाहिश प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय(पीएमओ) की वेबसाइट को उर्दू में पढ़ने को थी. इसके लिए उन्होंने सीधे प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय का...

Hindi translation of ‘My Story… Our Story’ launched

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter, New Delhi: ‘Parwaz,’ the Hindi version of ‘My Story… Our Story,’ the autobiography of eminent feminist and writer Flavia Agnes, was launched yesterday at a seminar in Kanpur. Noted journalist Nasiruddin Haidar Khan has done the translation.

Santhali literature is booming, but needs government help

By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS, Jamshedpur : Contemporary Santhali literature has taken off in a big way since it became an official language of Jharkhand in 2003, but it has not come of age because the government has not added it to the list of official Indian languages, says a pioneer of the Santhali book trade. "Contemporary tribal literature does not get government grants - and flourishes on personal and individual enterprise," Mangal Manjhi told IANS in an interview.

Poet Hali instilled patriotism through his writings: Ansari

By IANS, Chandigarh : Remembering the eminent poet and social reformer Khwaja Altaf Hussain Hali Panipati, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Hali had made efforts to instil a feeling of nationalism in the people through his writings. Ansari Saturday praised the far-sightedness and the writings of Hali while addressing the gathering on the occasion of a two-day Hali Mela (Nov 22-23) which was organised by Hali Trust at Panipat town in Haryana, some 150 km from here.

बिहार की लाईब्रेरी, जो इमारत समेत गायब हो गयी

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Book release: “How to Become A Good Journalist” hits market

By TwoCircles.net news desk, New Delhi: Becoming a good journalist is the dream of a large number of students, who want to make a mark in this field. Catering the requirements of budding journalists a quality book How to Become A Good Journalist has recently hit the market across the country.

From Gautam Bhatia comes graphic novel, miniature style

By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS, New Delhi : Filled with rich visual imagery in miniature art style, Bihar is a tale of rise, fall and redemption in architect-writer Gautam Bhatia\'s new graphic novel, \"Lie: A Traditional Tale of Modern India\". "If good politics is about governance, how can a minister inaugurate a speedbreaker when people do not have enough food? Or a conference on drought degenerate into a debate over wines among the delegates?" Bhatia told IANS in an informal chat, explaining the context of the book.

Bebyda Khatun receives National Anganwadi award for 2011-12

By Zaidul Haque, TwoCircles.net, Delhi: Bebyda Khatun, an Anganwadi worker, received the National Award for the year 2011-12 from the Minister of Women and Child...

Prabhakar’s death marks end of an era of Hindi literature

By IANS, New Delhi : Gandhian poet and writer Vishnu Prabhakar, who died here Saturday, was the last link between contemporary Hindi literature and that of the pre-Independence era. Prabhakar, 97, died after a prolonged illness. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. He was best known for "Awara Maseeha" (1974), his engaging biography of Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, and his trademark white Gandhi cap that he wore till the end of his life.

मशहूर इस्लामिक विद्वान सिद्दिक हसन का निधन

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Book Review: A Guide to Uplift Minorities

By Mahtab Alam, Name of the book: A Guide to Uplift Minorities Compiled by: Abdur Rasheed Agwan and Edited by M. Gauhar Iqbal Published by: Social Service Wing, Jamaat-e Islami, Hind D-317, Dawat Nagar, Abul Fazl Enc, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-25 Pages: 319, revised edition- June 2010 Price: 150/- rupees

Aim to create positive influence for women within the boundaries of Shari’ah: The Muslimah...

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Book review: Unveiling the Hidden History of Women Ulema

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Civility against Caste: Dalit Politics and Citizenship in Western India

Title: Civility against Caste: Dalit Politics and Citizenship in Western India Author: Prof. Suryakant Waghmore Publisher: Sage India Year: January, 2014 Review by: Yogesh Maitreya for TwoCircles.net, Civility is the least discussed discourse in India. In post-constitutional Indian society, the idea of civility has formed a binary: on one hand, ‘civil society’ that has been propagated by media and resources which are dominated and owned by Brahmin-Bania associations and on the other hand, the civility which has been practice by NGOs and political organisations led by Dalits. The latter had started with the core motive of annihilation of caste and, found its genesis in the struggles of Mahatma Fule and Dr. B.R.Ambedkar in Maharashtra. The idea of civility, practiced by Dalit NGOs and political groups, is contrary to the idea of civility which Brahmin-Bania possess and propagate in India, simply because idea of civility practiced by Dalits aims at annihilation of caste; precisely, Dalit civility is the ‘Civility against Caste’.

Book Review: Khaki & Ethnic Violence in India

By Mahtab Alam, TwoCircles.net, Name of the book: Khaki & Ethnic Violence in India Author: Omar Khalidi Publisher: Three Essays Collective B-957 Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana-122 017, India Phone: +91 98681 26587, +91 91863 44843 Year: 2010 (2nd and Revised edition) Pages: 196 Price: Rs. 300/-

Jamia Millia, Kashmir University sign MoU to start PG courses on Kashmir, South...

By TCN News New Delhi : Jamia Millia Islamia and Kashmir University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for running...

निदा फाज़ली उर्फ़ ‘मुझे मालूम था तुम मर नही सकते’

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The importance of the upcoming Seemanchal Literature Festival

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Adverse comments on Dalits, women in Ramcharitmanas not by Tulsidas: Scholar

By Imran Khan, IANS, Patna : Adverse comments on Dalits and women in Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas were most probably added later by someone else and should be removed, says a scholar who has been studying and analysing for more than 50 years the manuscript of the Hindu epic poem written by the 17th century saint-poet. "Adverse reference to or remarks against Dalits and women should be removed and not be allowed to continue," Vijay Shankar Dubey, a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and vice chancellor of Patna-based Nalanda Open University, told IANS in an interview.

Wah! Shaad Wah! – An interface with ‘Best Poet of the Year’

By Anjali Singh, CNS, Think Lucknow and the mention to the city of nawabs will be incomplete sans mention of Khushbir Singh Shaad, Lucknow’s very own local shayar (poet).

Book Review: Madrasa Reforms: Indian Muslim Voices

Book Review Book: Madrasa Reforms: Indian Muslim Voices Author: Yoginder Sikand Year of Publication: August 2008 Publisher: Vikas Adhyayan Kendra(VAK),Mumbai Price=Rs.100 Reviewed by Mushtaq ul Haq Ahmad Sikander

Books written by Muslim writers released at Imphal

By Dr. Syed Ahmed, for TwoCircles.net, Imphal: Two books written by Muslim writers were released on December 2, 2012 at a function organized by Writer’s Union, Manipur (WUM) at Imphal.

Nehru in AMU

By Dr Mohammad Sajjad, During his tenure as the first Prime Minister of India, notwithstanding the immense charisma of Nehru, he was seen with...

Of an Indian double agent: A true-to-life thriller (Book Review)

By M.R. Narayan Swamy, IANS, Book: "Escape to Nowhere: Story of an Indian Espionage Agent"; Author: Amar Bhushan, Publisher: Konark Publishers; Pages: 332; Price: Rs.299

Jamia Millia introduces nine new courses for admission in academic session 2016-2017

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter New Delhi: In a significant move aimed at increasing the courses available in Jamia Millia Islamia, the varsity...
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