Prof Shafey Kidwai Gets Prestigious UP Urdu Academys Khusro Award
Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy has conferred its prestigious Amir Khusro Award to bilingual critic and scholar, Professor Shafey Kidwai, who has been working as a Professor of Mass Communication at the Aligarh Muslim University.
The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs. 1,50,000 is given to Professor Kidwai who has published twelve books in English and Urdu. His recent book “Sir Syed: A life in Reason” is being published by the Oxford University Press with a foreword by Professor Irfan Habib. His Urdu book “Sawanah Sir Syed” blazed a new trail in Sir Syed studies as it corrected several inaccuracies contained in Hayat-e-Javed.
Professor Kidwai’s book “Urdu Literature and Journalism: Critical Perspective” has been published by the Cambridge University Press, New Delhi. His fortnightly column on literature, media and culture, “Going Native” appears in Friday Review, The Hindu and he writes regularly for a number of Urdu and English journals.
Professor Kidwai is the convener of Urdu Committee of Bhartiya Jnanpith. He has been member on editorial boards of several peer reviewed journals of Mass Communication.