Prof Shafey Kidwai  to head the  Sir Syed Academy

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ALIGARH: Professor Shafey Kidwai, a renowned scholar and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, has been appointed as the new Director of the Sir Syed Academy at Aligarh Muslim University. His tenure will last for three years or until further orders. Professor Kidwai is well-known for his extensive research on Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, which includes his best selling book titled “Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reason, Religion and Nation,” published by Routledge in 2020. This work has earned him recognition as a distinguished Sir Syed scholar. Additionally, Professor Kidwai is a respected communication expert, bilingual critic, translator, and columnist. He has received numerous accolades for his literary achievements, including awards from the Sahitya Akademi, Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy, and the Madhya Pradesh Government. He has authored several books in both English and Urdu, covering topics such as Urdu literature, journalism, and cultural studies. Professor Kidwai’s contributions extend beyond academia, as his writings are regularly featured in prominent newspapers and journals. He has also served in various capacities within literary organizations and academic institutions. With over three decades of teaching experience, Professor Kidwai is a seasoned educator in fields such as film studies, cultural studies, and broadcast journalism.