Professor A R Kidwai delivers Keynote Address at International English Conference in Indonesia
ALIGARH April 22: Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Aligarh Muslim University delivered the keynote address at the International Conference on English Language and Literature at the Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia. The conference was held on the theme, "Language and Literature as Media of Harmony and Sustainability".
Professor Kidwai spoke on "Literary Orientalism: Main Contours". Delegates from 47 countries participated in the deliberations at the conference. During his stay, Professor Kidwai interacted with the AMU alumni in Indonesia.
Literary Orientalism which embraces the rubric of the representation of Islam and Muslims in the Western literary tradition is Professor Kidwai's area of special interest. He has extensively published on this topic and his recent presentation will motivate young scholars to explore this valuable area of study which, in turn, will enhance cross cultural understanding and remove misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, especially in the West.
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