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Shehpar Rasool
Poet/Writer
--: Biography of Shehpar Rasool :--

 

Father’s Name Ch Raisuddin Warsi

Place of Birth Bachhraon, Distt J P Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

 Academician, Poet and Critic MA (AMU), PhD (JMI) a.k.a. Shehpar Rasool

rasoolshehpar@gmail.com, shehparrasool@indiatimes.com,

+91-9891721187, +91-11-26931858

263/3, Street No 10, Ghaffar Manzil, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110025

 

I offer over 17 years of experience in postgraduate teaching and research. This has included serving

as an expert on selection committees for the appointment of lecturers and readers, evaluating of

examinations at all levels conducted by various central/state universities, and supervising research of

several MPhil/PhD students.

I also offer widely acclaimed expertise in Urdu poetry and criticism. My work has been published in

various national  and international journals of repute for 35 + years. I have also been  a resource

person at numerous national and international seminars/workshops/poetic conventions conducted

by premier organizations.

I was born October 17, 1956 in Bachhraon (J P Nagar), Uttar Pradesh.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Professor 2008-Till date

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Reader 2000-2008

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Lecturer 1994-2000

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Guest Lecturer 1993-1994

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

LITERARY PUBLICATIONS

Books and literary works written/edited by me include:

– Sapna Chamka Hoga (Hindi Script) Under Publication

– Karnama-e-Shauq 2009

– Naqsh-o-Rang 2007

– Sukhan Saraab 2002

– Chashm-e-Darum 2000

– Urdu Ghazal mein Paikartaraashi 1999

– Paimaana-e-Sifat 1995

– Sadaf Samandar 1988August 2011 Page  2

Research papers written by me include:

– Classical Urdu Ghazal mein Jamhoori aur Secular Zehn ki Numaaindgi, in Fikr-o-Tahqeeq,

NCPUL, New Delhi

– Gopal Mittal Ba-Haisat Ghazalgo in Fikr-o-Tahqeeq, New Delhi

– Karnama-e-Shuq in Nai Kitab, New Delhi

– Agha Hashr Kashmiri ki Shairi in Urdu Duniya, New Delhi

– Aaine se aks tak in Urdu Adab, Delhi

– Hakeem Ahmad Shuja  in Fikr-o-Nazar, AMU Aligarh

– Chekhov in Tehzeeb-ul-Akhlaq, AMU Aligarh

– Firaq ki Ghazal mein Paikartarashi in Shiraza, Srinagar

– Wazir Agha ki Paikartaraashi Ghazal ke Hawaale Se in Irtekaz, Karachi

– Mabaad-e-Jadeed Ghazal ya Nayi Ghazal in Adab ka Badalta Manzarnaama Mabaad-eJadeediyat ke Tanazur Mein, Urdu Academy, Delhi

– Ibn-e-Insha ki Ghazal ka Ek Rukh in Aaj Kal, Delhi

– Shehryar ki Ghazal : Ek Zaaviya in Parwaaz-e-Adaab, Patiala

– Urdu Adab mein Perody ki Riwayat, in Urdu mein Tanz-o-Mezah ki Riwayat, Urdu

Academy, Delhi

– Urdu Sahafat Ke Farogh Mein, Hasrat Mohani ki Khidmaat, in Kitab Numa, Delhi

– Fana Ka Haath Meri Pattiyan Girata Hai, in Aligarh Magazine, AMU Aligarh

– Unwan Chishti Ki Paikertaraashi, in Tameer-e-Haryana, Chandigarh

– Akhtar Ansari Ka Afsana: Ek Shakhs, in Tadrees Nama, Delhi

National /international Urdu publications featuring poetry/reviews by me include:

– India : Shakhoon, Shair, Sher-o-Hikmat, Fikr-o-Nazar, Aaj Kal, Jawaz, Alfaz, Kitab Numa,

Sheeraza, Urdu Adab, Saughat, Tanazur, Fikr-o-Tahqeeq etc

– Pakistan : Auraq, Fanoon, Adab-e-Lateef, Afkar, Nairang-e-Khayal, Jadeed Adab, Badban,

Symbol, Irtekaz etc

– China : Fikr-o-Fan

– US : Dastak

– UK : Afaq, Safeer-e-Urdu, etc

Magazines edited by me include :

– Harfzar (Urdu), Aligarh

– Usha Tarang (Hindi), Aligarh

The Urdu monthly  ‘Sohail’  Gaya,  published a special issue on Shehpar Rasool’s

poetry/personality.

The Urdu Quarterly ‘Tarkash’ Kolkata,  published a special  feature on  Shehpar Rasool’s poetry/

personality.

SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS

I have participated  in several seminars/Meetings/workshops/poetic conventions organized by

the likes of South  Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), University Grants

Commission (UGC), National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT),  Urdu

Teaching And Research Centre (UTRC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Jamia Millia Islamia

(JMI), Delhi Urdu Academy (DUA), and various Embassies of India among others. Some of these

are cited below.August 2011 Page  3

Workshops/Symposia attended by me  pertaining to the development of Urdu  language/

literature include:

– International Faiz Seminar and Mushaira, PWA, Delhi (February 2011)

– International Faiz Seminar and Mushaira, Dept of Urdu Linguistics AMU Aligarh (Feb

2011)

– National Faiz Seminar and Mushaira, Dept of Urdu, BHU, Varanasi (Feb 2011)

– Five Day Workshop, Three Day Vetting Committee Meeting, UGC-DRS Project, Dept of

Urdu, JMI, New Delhi (Feb 2011, March 2010)

– ‘Secular Traditions in Urdu Ghazal’ Tabsara aur Tabsarey at Urdu Cell, Government of

Delhi (July 2011, April 2008)

– ‘Preparation of Urdu course material for UPSC examinations’, ‘Development of a HindiUrdu Concise Dictionary’ Preparation of Farhang-e-Murakkabat-e-Ghalib, and similar

issues by UTRC, Lucknow (July 2011, Feb 2004, Jul 2003, Dec 2002, Sep 2002)

– Two Week Evaluation Committee Meeting, DD Urdu, Door Darshan Bhawan, Delhi (Dec.

2010)

– Two Day Syllabus Committee Meeting, Kumaon University, Almora (Oct 2010)

– SAARC Writers’ International Conference of the Foundation of SAARC Writers and

Literature, at New Delhi and Islamabad/Lahore (2010, 2009, 2006, 2004, 2003)

– ‘Development of Urdu Course Material for Secondary Classes’ at NCERT, New Delhi (Jan

& March 2010, Jul & Nov 2008, Jan & Sep 2006, Aug & Nov 2005)

– ‘Revision of Undergraduate/Postgraduate Urdu Syllabus, Dept of Urdu JMI, New Delhi

(2010-2009, 2006-2005, 1999-1998)

– One Day National Seminar on Sualeha Abid Husain, Haryana Urdu Academy, Punchkula,

Chandigarh, Haryana (Aug 2009)

– ‘Symposium of Poets and Critics’ at Department of Persian, University of Delhi, Delhi

(Feb 2009)

– Three Day International Seminar, One Day National Seminar, Dept of Urdu,  CCS

University, Meerut (March 2009, April 2008)

– Workshop at National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) New Delhi (Oct

2008)

– ‘Revision of Urdu Correspondence Course’, Computer/Web-based Urdu Learning’ and

similar issues at UCC, Dept of Urdu JMI, New Delhi (Sep 2001, Apr 2001, Sep 2000)

Lectures delivered by me include:

– ‘Asnaaf-e-Sukhan ka Taaruf’, ‘Khutoot Nigari’, Nazm Ki Tadrees’,  Tareekh-e-Adab ka

Taaruf’ at Academy for professional Development of Urdu Medium Tearchers, JMI, New

Delhi (2011-2010, 2009)

– ‘Urdu Qataatnigaari’,  ‘Akhtar Ansari ki Qataatnigaari’, ’Yaadnigaari’, ‘Urdu

Roznaamchanigaari,’  ‘Hasan Nizami ki Roznamchanigaari’, at Academic Staff College,

AMU, Aligarh (2009, 2005, 2001)

– ‘Urdu ke Farogh mein Anjuman-e-Punjab ki Khidmaat’, ‘Makhdoom Mohiuddin ki Nazm

Nigaari, at Academic Staff College, JMI, New Delhi (2009, 2008)

– ‘Urdu and Urdu Script’ at a session organised by the Urdu Cell, Government of Delhi

(2003)

Seminars and conferences organized/coordinated by me include:

– Two day national Seminar on Non-Fictional Prose, Dept of Urdu JMI, New Delhi (March 2011)

– Three-week Urdu Refresher Course at Academic Staff College, JMI, New Delhi (Jul 2006)

– ‘Theory of Translation’ and ‘Mass Media and Language’ under the UGC-DRS Project

(Urdu) at JMI, New Delhi (2009-2004)August 2011 Page  4

Poetic conventions, general discussions etc attended by me include:

– Annual National Mushaira, Women’s College AMU Aligarh (Since it’s inception till now)

– National Mushaira Govt. Raza Library, Rampur (2011, 2010)

– National  Mushaira ‘Jashn-e-Dilli’, During Commonwealth Game,  Urdu Academy Delhi

(2010)

– Annual National Mushaira Dept of Urdu, AMU, Aligarh (2010)

– International Mushaira, Ghalib Institute, New Delhi (2009)

– Independence  Day  and Republic Day Mushaira  by Delhi Urdu Academy (2009, 2008, 2007,

1992)

– International Mushaira by Embassy of India in Qatar at Doha (2008)

– National Mushaira by Government of Jammu and Kashmir at Srinagar (2006)

– International Mushaira by Embassy of India in Saudi Arabia at Riyadh/Jeddah (2006)

– Indo-Pak Mushaira at the Pen for Peace Convention at JMI, New Delhi (2006)

– Urdu Poetic Symposium by AMU Old Boys’ Association, Abu Dhabi (2003)

– Jashn-e-Bahar International Mushaira, Delhi (2001)

– Annual Indo-Pak Mushaira by Delhi Cloth Mill, Delhi (1994)

– Numerous poetic recitations, discussions, talks, interviews, etc on All India Radio (Delhi,

Rampur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Bhopal), ETV (Urdu), Jain TV, Doordarshan (Delhi), etc

– Various competitions at universities and on television (as judge)

AWARDS

Sir Syed Award

Chaudhry Charan Singh University, Meerut, India 2008

Ghazal- Sara Award 2004

Anjuman-e-Urdu Meerut

Book of the Year 2002, 1999

West Bengal Urdu Academy, Kolkata

Book of the Year 1999

Delhi Urdu Academy, Delhi

Josh Maleehabadi Award 1998

Naya Safar Magazine, Delhi

Book of the Year 1989

Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy, Lucknow

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Member, Board of Management 2014-2011

Academy for Professional Development of Urdu Medium Teachers JMI, New Delhi

Convenor  - Time Table Committee   2010 till date

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Student’s Advisor 2006, 2005, 2000, 1998

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New DelhiAugust 2011 Page  5

Member, Jamia Cultural Committee 2002-2001

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Supervisor, Subject Association 2005-1999

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Convenor, Literary and Cultural Programmes 2005-1999

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Assistant Proctor 2000-1999, 1998-1997

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

ACADEMIC AND LITERARY MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Advisory Committee 2011

Urdu Quarterly ‘Tiryaq’ Mumbai

Member, Board of Studies 2011-2009, 2004-2003

Department of Urdu, CSS University, Meerut

Member, Advisory Committee, UGC-DRS Project 2005-Till date

Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Member, Board of Studies 1994 till date

Department of Urdu, JMI, New Delhi

Member, Advisory Committee 2010 till date

Urdu Monthly ‘Kitab Numa’, Maktaba Jamia, New Delhi

Member, Research Degree Committee 2009-2008

Department of Urdu, Meerut College, Meerut

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member 2001-Till date

Sir Syed Aligs Foundation, New Delhi

Member (Special Invitee) 2003-2002

AMU Old Boys’ Association, New Delhi

 
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