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Syed Akhtar Husain


Academic Profile

Dr. Syed Akhtar Husain has obtained MA; Ph. D degrees in Persian Studies from the Centre of Afro Asian Language, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi India. He was a visiting research scholar at Tehran University, Tehran and Lecturer in the Department of Arabic & Persian, Calcutta University, Kolkata. Presently he is serving as Professor in the Centre of Persian & Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi. Dr. Husain has Tales From Iran (a translation of Persian short stories into English) and Essays on Arabian Nights to his credit and has published several research articles in English and Persian in reputed journals of Persian Studies. His specializations are Indo-Persian Literature; Persian Literature; Indo Iran - Relations; Area Studies of Afghanistan, Iran & Tajikistan and Research and Manuscriptology. Professor Husain is the President of Institute of Indo-Persian Studies in India.

Sample Publications

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Current Position

Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University