Aligarh: Students and other bibliophiles at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) can rejoice since the university’s Publications Division is offering half-price books.
University students can now get a 50% discount on all heavy tomes, hardbacks, paperbacks, and softbacks produced by Publications Division and Sir Syed Academy from any year, while book enthusiasts who are not AMU students can get a 50% discount on any books released up to 2005.
“The large price drop for students and other readers is part of an appealing discount programme that was recently adopted,” says Prof Ali Mohammad Naqvi (Director, Publications Division and Sir Syed Academy).
“However, non-university students will be able to purchase Publications Division and Sir Syed Academy books issued after 2005 using the regular discount procedures.” They will still receive a 25% discount on purchases of up to nine books, a 30% discount on purchases of 10-24 books, a 33% discount on purchases of 25-49 books, and a 50% discount on purchases of 50-100 books,” he explained.
“To mark the AMU centenary year celebrations, the Sir Syed Academy has also released 11 monographs on prominent personalities associated with the mission of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and ‘Aligarh Movement’ including on Raja Jai Kishan Das (English), Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum (English), Sir Ziauddin Ahmad (English), Sahibzada Aftab Ahmad Khan (English), Colonel Bashir Hussain Zaidi, (English), Sir Ross Masood (Urdu), Justice Sir Shah Mohammad Sulaiman (Urdu), Moulvi Chirag Ali (Urdu), Papa Mian Shaikh Abdullah (Urdu), Nawab Sir Hafiz Ahmad Said Khan (Urdu), and Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk (Urdu), Prof Naqvi adds.
Dr Mohammad Shahid (Deputy Director, Publications Division) said: “To commemorate the hundredth year of the university, special centenary year editions have also been published such as ‘History of The MAO College’ (Hardbound, Language: English) by SK Bhatnagar; ‘The Life and Work of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’ (Hardbound, Language: English) by Lieut. Colonel GFI Graham; ‘Sayyid Ahmad Khan: A Re Interpretation of Muslim Theology’ (Hardbound, Language: English) by Prof Christian W. Troll; ‘Tabyin Al-Kalam: The Gospel according to Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-98)’ (Hardbound, Language: English) translated and annotated by Christian W. Troll, Mahboob Basharat Mughal and Charles M. Ramsey; ‘Maqalat e Sir Syed’, Vol- I, ( Two Volumes, Hardbound, Language: Urdu) compiled by Maulana Mohammad Ismail Panipati; ‘Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Memorial Lectures’ (Hardbound, Language: English), compiled by Prof Shan Mohammad; ‘Awaaz-e-Sir Syed’ (A collection of articles by Prof Shan Mohammad on various facets of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (Hardbound, Language: Urdu) compiled by Dr. Shahnoor Shan; and ‘Women in AMU at 100’ by Dr Faiza Abbasi, which traces the educational and personal philosophies of three vital figures in the Aligarh Movement- Sir Syed, the founder; Begum Sultan Jahan, the first Chancellor; and Sheikh Abdullah, the pioneer of female education in Aligarh.”
He also mentioned that ‘A History of Aligarh Muslim University 1920-2020,’ a pictorial depiction of AMU’s 100 years, and Jahan-e-Syed (Hardbound, Language: English, Edition: 2017, available at a 50% discount), a coffee table book on Sir Syed’s life and works with rare photographs, are available at the Publications Division’s sales outlet. Several more notable volumes have been produced by the Publications Division and the Sir Syed Academy as part of the AMU centennial celebrations.