Prof. Mohammad Sajjad
|Thrust Area :||Modern Indian History|
|Address :||Office Address:Professor, Centre of Advanced Study in History, AMU, Aligarh (India) 202002|
Doctorate on late-colonial politics of Bihar Muslims; two books-one from Routledge, another from Primus; over 24 research papers (and 22 Book-Reviews/Review essays), mostly in top-tier journals; a research project co-funded by the University of Birmingham, UK, completed in 2008; teaching Postgraduate Courses on late-colonial and Post-Independence Indian History; earlier taught in the Dept. of History & Culture, JMI, New Delhi-25; teaching in AMU since 2003;
Research Project co-funded by the University of Birmingham (U.K.), on 'Religion and Development': wrote a monograph (submitted in 2008) on the socio-economic diversities and political behaviour of Bihar Muslims, 1947-2007;
Published research papers, and review essays/book-reviews in the top-tier international journals (with anonymized peer-reviewing) such as the South Asian History and Culture (Routledge, London); the Annual of Urdu Studies (Wisconsin, USA); Contemporary Perspectives: History and Sociology of South Asia (Cambridge University Press/Sage), South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (Routledge, Monash, Australia); Economic and Political Weekly (EPW).
Also contributed in academic administration as Director, AMU Campus (Kishanganj, Bihar); Founding Coordinator, Study Centres, Centre for Distance Education (CDE), AMU; Warden, RM Hall and Aftab Hall;
Currently Member, Public Relations Committee (i.e. Media Advisor to the VC, AMU, since July 2014)
Contributed in drafting of: NAAC Report, Report on the University with Potential of Excellence (UPE), etc.
Regular/Occasional columnist for the Rediff.Com, and other fora as well, including Radio/TV talks.
Books Published- (02):
1. Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contours (Routledge/Taylor & Francis. London/New Delhi, 2014). ISBN 978-1-138-02017-7. Reviewed in The Book Review, February 2015, by Usha Sanyal, 'Beyond Separatism'., pp. 43-44; excerpted on www.kitaab.org; reviewed by Ratnakar Tripathy in the Biblio: A Review of Books (December 2015); reviewed by Hilal Ahmed in the History and Sociology of South Asia (Sage), Nida Kirmani in The Wire, and Dawn, in Seminar (678, Feb 2016), and more reviews.
∙ Introductory announcements made in The Hindu, 27 November 2014; and in Tehelka, September 2014;
∙ Author?s interview published in Al Jazeera (Doha, Qatar), "India's Muslims: Waking Up to Change", March 5, 2014
. Author interview published in Rediff. April 22, 2015. "Communal Riots Never Happen in Political Vacuum".
2. Contesting Colonialism and Separatism: Muslims of Muzaffarpur since 1857 (Primus/ Ratnasagar).ISBN 978?93?84082?04?8. [*Reviewed in The Hindu, 24 June, 2014, by K R A Narasiah, "Muzaffarpur: Fighting the isolation Syndrome", and in The Book Review, January, 2015, "Lesser known Nation-Makers"; in the Indian Historical Review (Sage, 2015); in The Milli Gazette; in Gitam Journal of Gandhian Studies (June-Dec 2014), by Prof. A. Alam, Zirve Univ., Turkey.
* Author-interview published in The Hindu 28 November 2014, "Mass Movements and a bit of Amnesia"
*Excerpted on http://kitaab.org/2014/04/29/excerpts-contesting-colonialism-and-separatism-muslims-of-muzaffarpur-since-1857/
Research Essays published: 20+4
Review-Essays Published: 23
Columns published: around 100