Department of Persian
Seminar/Conference/Workshop of the Department
International Seminar on "Spiritual Essence and Persian Poetry in Indian Subcontinent" held from 02-04 March, 2016. The NCPUL collaborated for this Seminar. The Inaugural Function of this International Seminar was held in Arts Faculty Lounge on 02 March at 11:30 AM. Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Rtd. Mr Zamir Uddin Shah presided, Cultural Counsellor of Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Ali Dehgahi Inaugurated and Hazrat Maulana Syed Shah Helal Ahmad Qadri, Shaikhul Hadees and renowned Scholar and writer from Khanqah Mojibia Phulwari Sharif Patna presented the Key note address. Dr. Ghahreman Soleimani Dy. Director ICRO, Tehran was the Chief Guest , Pro Vice Chancellor AMU Brig. Syed Ahmad Ali was the Guest of Honour and Prof. Azarmi Dukht Safavi, Director Institute of Persian Research was Special Guest.
In this Seminar a number of Delegates from various Universities of India, Bangladesh and Iran participated and in IX academic sessions 50 scholarly papers on various aspects related to the theme and topic of the seminar were presented.
In the Inaugural Function of the seminar the first ever trilingual annual research journal of the department entitled "Shakh-i-Nabat" was released by the dignitaries. Apart from the release of this journal 04 following books of faculty members of the department were also released:
"Hayat-e-Saadi" edited and annotated by Prof. SM Asad Ali Khurshid,
" Masnavi Beahde Aurangzeb" by Dr. SM Asghar,
"Shapure Tehrani- Shakhsiyat wa Asaar" by Dr. M Usman Ghani,
"Matlae Qamar" by Dr. M Qamar Alam.
This academic event organised by the Department of Persian from 02-04 March, 2016 on "Spiritual Essence and Persian Poetry in Indian Sub Continent" (Ù?Ú©Û?Øª Ø¹Ø±Ù?Ø§Ù? Ù? Ø´Ø¹Ø±Ú¾Ø§Û? Ù?Ø§Ø±Ø³Û? Ø´Ø¨Û? Ù?Ø§Ø±Û? Ú¾Ù?Ø¯) was a grand success.
International Seminar on "Contribution of India and Indian Subcontinent to Iranian Language and Literature" organized by Department of Persian, A.M.U, Aligarh on 13-15 November 2010.
International Seminar on "Modern Persian Literature During 20th Century A.D." organized by Department of Persian, A.M.U, Aligarh under D.R.S Programme on 18-19 August 2009.
International Seminar on "Reflection of Indian Ethos in Malfuz Literature" organized by Department of Persian, A.M.U, Aligarh from 13-15 March,2008.
International Seminar on "Persian Literature produced during Sultanate period" organized by Department of Persian, A.M.U, from 27-2March,2007.
International Seminar on "Indology and Persian Literature" organised by Department of Persian, A.M.U, Aligarh from 01-03 April 2006.
International Seminar on "Impact of Persian Language and Culture on India" organised by Department of Persian, A.M.U, Aligarh from 02-04 April 2005.
International Seminar on "Indo-Iran Relations" organised by Department of Persian, A.M.U Aligarh in 06-08 April, 2004.
International Seminar on "Contribution of Persian Language and Literature to the composite culture of India" organised by Department of Persian A.M.U, Aligarh from 12-14 May,2003.
National Seminar on " Contribution of Prof. Nazir Ahmad to the Persian Language and Literature" from 17-19 May 2001.
National Seminar on "Persian Literature under Akbar" held from 18-20 May, 1999.
National Seminar on "Persian Literature under Jahangir" organized by Department of Persian, A.M.U, Aligarh from 11-12 May,1998.
National Seminar on "Persian Literature under Shahjahan" from 4-6 June, 1996.
National Seminar on "Later Mughals and Persian Literature (1707-1857 A.D.)" from 21-23 September, 1995.
The Cultural Counselor, IRI visited the Department and Addressed the Students
18-20th JAN-2014: The Department of Persian, Aligarh Muslim University today inaugurated an international seminar on "Shahnama of Firdawsi" in the Cultural Hall of Maulana Azad Library. A large number of delegates across the globe are participating in the three-day seminar.
Professor Charles Melville of Cambridge University, UK delievered the keynote address at the inaugural session. He said that the Shahnama has a very interesting life in India and several manuscripts of it are available in different Indian libraries.
Prof. Melville pointed out that the Aligarh Muslim University has a valuable collection of its manuscripts and the Maulana Azad Library of the University provides fantastic resources for scholars visiting it from across the globe.
In his presidential remarks, the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah said that Shahnama has a mystical and historical importance and it is a book of history. He said that Persian was official language of India during Mughal period. It greatly influenced the Indian architecture, music, painting and the Urdu language and literature.
Lt. Gen. Shah urged the faculty members of the Department of Persian to work for the promotion of Persian language.
AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brigadier S. Ahmad Ali considered Shahnama of Firdawsi as one of the best epics in the world. He said that Mughal emperor Babur used Shahnama for motivating his soldiers. He said that Shahnama borne the history of Persian language and all concerned should make effort to preserve the language.
Professor Asif Naim Siddiqui, Chairman, Department of Persian in his welcome address said that a large number of delegates from Iran, Afghanistan, UK and other countries are participating in the deliberations.
Professor Jafar Yahashi, Director, Firdawsi Studies, Iran, Dr. Ali Fauladi, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Iran, Dr. Usman Ali, ChargÃ© d'affaires, Embassy of Republic of Tajikistan, Professor Abdul Khaliq Rashid of Afghanistan also addressed the inaugural function. Dr. S. M. Asghar proposed a vote of thanks.
PVC, Brig. S. Ahmad Ali addressing at international seminar on Shanama Firdawsi
Professor Charles Melville of Cambridge University, UK delivering the keynote address at international seminar on Shanama Firdawsi
A scene of audience at the inaugural session of international seminar on Shanama Firdawsi.