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Bridging the Divide: Essays on Language and Literature, and Islamic Studies

Bridging the Divide: Essays on Language and Literature, and Islamic Studies

Bridging the Divide: Essays on Language and Literature, and Islamic Studies

A Commemorative Volume on the 60th Birthday of Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai

  • By: Faiza Abbasi, Sujan Mondal

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ISBN: 9789387153639

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2020

Pages: 460

Size: 153 x 229 mm

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide


Eminent scholars from the USA, UK, Iran, Saudi Arabia and India have contributed 21 articles to this volume, covering the domains of language and literature, Islam and the Quran, Literary Orientalism, and the higher education scenario in India. These areas of studies have been of interest to Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, whose 60th birthday this commemorative volume marks.

This volume will be read with much profit by all those interested in cross-cultural studies, especially the relationship between the West and Islam, which is regrettably plagued by misperceptions, often culminating in distrust and hostility. Professor Kidwai's writings have all along sought to bridge the unfortunate divide between the two major world faiths and cultures.

This commemorative volume to mark the 60th birthday of Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Aligarh Muslim University, carries articles on English language, literature, Literary Orientalism, translation, higher education, Islam and the Quran - the areas of Professor Kidwai's specialization. This volume aims at promoting cross-cultural understanding between the Orient and the West, developing better understanding of Islam and the Quran, examining the issues and challenges related to higher education in India and analysing the Quran translations in English.

Target Audience:

People interested in cross-cultural studies, especially the relationship between the West and Islam. Also for people interested in Language and Literature, Islam and the Quran, Literary Orientalism and the higher education scenario in India.






Chapter 1. Through a Glass Darkly: Milton and Islam - Gordon Campbell

Chapter 2. "It Is This": Agha Shahid Ali's Representations of Kashmir - Claire Chambers

Chapter 3. Why do Translators Translate Premchand's Kafan Again and Again?: A Study of Twelve English Translations of Premchand's Kafan - Tota Ram Gautam

Chapter 4. Indo-Persian Scholarship and the Formation of Orientalism - Gulfishan Khan

Chapter 5. Asian American Literature - John Charles Miller

Chapter 6. Oriental Servants in Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet - Sujan Mondal

Chapter 7. Lady Montagu's Orientalism - Farha Hiba Parvez

Chapter 8. Revisiting Leading Orientalists?  Works: Its Necessity, Procedure(s), and Effects - Muhammad-Reza Fakhr-Rohani

Chapter 9. Unravelling Myth, Mystery and Metaphor in Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan - Shehnoor Shan

Chapter 10. A Journey through the "Other" Realm - Sherin Shervani

Chapter 11. Victorian Orientalism: Travel Writers? Gaze - Syed Faiz Zaidi

Chapter 12. Peer Observation: A Case Study of Pedagogical Performance of EFL/ESL Teachers - Soada Idris Khan

Chapter 13. Developing Conversation Skills at Undergraduate Level - Md. Amirullah Khan

Chapter 14. Assessment of Teachers?  Perception on Blackboard Learning: A Case Study - Taj Mohammad

Chapter 15. Using Literature in an EFL Classroom: A Review of the Integrated Approach - Mohd Nazim


Chapter 16. Role of Shariah in the State Administration under the Mughals: A Brief Study - Zafarul Islam

Chapter 17. Women in Islam - Mohd Haris Bin Mansoor

Chapter 18. A Fundamental Aesthetic: Said Nursi's Re-writing of the Qur?an into the Idiom of Modernity - Geoffrey Nash

Chapter 19. Professor A. R. Kidwai's Contribution to the Qura?nic Studies An Assessment - Tauseef Ahmad Parray



Chapter 20. Academic Leadership in Higher Education: A Case Study of UGCASC/HRDC, AMU 1987-2017 - Faiza Abbasi

Chapter 21. The Need of Androgogy: My CALEM Experiences - Sajid Jamal

Chapter 22. Importance of Education in Islam and the Educational Backwardness of Indian Muslims: Towards Understanding the Paradox - Abdulrahim P. Vijapur

Chapter 23. A Bibliography of Professor A. R. Kidwai's Writings - Sujan Mondal

About the Editors:

Dr (Mrs) Faiza Abbasi (b. 1974), is Assistant Director UGC Human Resource Development Centre, AMU, which she joined in 2012. With a Ph.D. and teaching experience in Wildlife Science she is an Assistant Professor of environmental studies at AMU. She has to her credit a spate of publications and presentations. She has been on the editorial team of the AMU Annual Report and regularly edits and guest edits other periodicals. An ardent speaker and traveller, she has interacted with thousands of higher education teachers. Her areas of interest are eco-theology, natural philosophy, women education, and the art and science of motivation. She volunteers for community upliftment with NGOs and also has a special commitment to preserving Indo-Islamic heritage. Her recently published books are 1) Evolutionary Co-existence among Sympatric Egrets and 2) Glory of India: An Anthology of Urdu Poetry in English Translation. Her upcoming book is on quotes for academic leadership wisdom.

Sujan Mondal is a Doctoral candidate at the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He earned his M.Phil. on ?Conflicts of Colonialism: A Study of Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet? from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. His Ph.D. topic is "The Cross-Cultural Encounter: A Critical Study of the Select Works of Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster and Paul Scott". His current research interests are Colonial-Postcolonial Fiction, Partition Literature, Cultural Studies, Literary Orientalism and British Muslim Fiction.



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