International Conference on Indo-Persian Literature and Culture

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February 26, 2021 to February 27, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Humanities, Islamic History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies

Professor S. A. H. Abidi Memorial Society (Regd.), in association with the Department of Persian, University of Delhi is pleased to announce an online conference to commemorate the services of Professor Abidi in the field of Indo-Persian language, literature & culture.

For over 600 years, Persian language was the lingua franca of later Delhi Sultanates followed by The Mughal Empire and the Deccan Sultanates in India. A unifying environment known as Indo-Persian literature & culture took roots in this fertile soil with an abundance of creativity in prose, poetry, translations, music, and the fine arts. This period has left a timeless & vast source of authentic material for future generations to understand its socio-cultural history.

Professor Abidi was a tireless scholar who played a pioneering role in creating awareness, identifying, translating, and publishing monumental works from Sanskrit such as Vikram Urvashi, Yogavashishtha, Panchakhyana & Dastan-e-Padmavat. He wrote over 2500 articles and 26 books and presented papers at numerous conferences, seminars, and symposia. The Government of India awarded Padma Shri, one of the highest national awards for his priceless contribution in highlighting & preserving an important element of this country’s history & heritage.  He left so much unfinished material that even seven years after his death, his students and other scholars are completing and publishing his works. Our Society itself has produced two volumes of his works since his death and more are in the pipeline.

This international conference will bring over 15 invited papers from leading luminaries of Indo-Persian language, literature & culture to highlight the multi-dimensional contribution of a significant period of Indian history.

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Contact Info: 

Dr. S.B.F.Husaini

Honorary Secretary

Professor S.A.H. Abidi Memorial Society

7188, B-10 Vasant Kunj, 

New Delhi 110070, India

Mob: +919324053831