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Partition an unimaginable horror – Prof. Ainul Hasan Seminar on “Depiction of Partition in Urdu Literature” held at MANUU

Speaking as the chief guest, Prof. Ainul Hasan said that in Urdu literature lot of work depicting partition has been done in the form of short stories and novels.

Hyderabad: Partition of India was definitely a horror of unimaginable scale as it was not just partition of the country but a partition of the families, relations & friendship. And often when people leave the country they face many difficulties and strange situations. These views were expressed today by Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in the inaugural of one day national seminar “Depiction of Partition in Urdu Literature”. 


The Department of Sociology, MANUU in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, (Janpada Division – Ministry of Culture, Government of India) organized the seminar to observe  ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ and to celebrate India’s 75 years of independence under the programme of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. 


Speaking as the chief guest, Prof. Ainul Hasan said that in Urdu literature lot of work depicting partition has been done in the form of short stories and novels. The tragedy of partition of the country has been portrayed in poetry & short stories also. This has become inseparable part of Urdu literature. India is a big country, there are many diversities, different cultures and regions. Today’s youth definitely is patriotic, he added. He also lit the lamp to mark the occasion. Two minutes silence was also observed to honor the millions who suffered and sacrificed during the partition.


Earlier, Prof. P. H. Mohammad, Head, Department of Sociology and Convener gave brief introduction about the seminar and Dr. Md. Ehtesham Akhtar, Guest Faculty & Co-convener Seminar welcomed the guests. 

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Prof. Siddiqui Mohd. Mahmood, Dean, School of Education & Training and Dr. Danish Moin, Head, Department of History chaired the sessions. Prof. Mohd. Naseemuddin Farees, Former Dean, School of Languages, Linguistics & Indology, MANUU spoke on Partition with reference to Krishan Chander whereas Prof. Shagufta Shaheen, Head, Department of English presented paper on “Depiction of Partition in Qurratul Ain Hyder’s works”. In another session, Dr. K. M. Ziyauddin, spoke on “Experiences of partition as social & cultural separation” and Dr. Md. Ehtesham Akhtar spoke about “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on Partition: With Reference to his writtings in Urdu”. All the presenters, covering different disciplines, dwelt upon different dimensions of depiction of partition of the country in Urdu literature.


The Assistant Professors – Dr. Saheed Meo presented Seminar Report and Dr. K. M. Ziyauddin, proposed vote of thanks. Dr. Md Ehtesham Akhtar conducted the programme.

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