New Delhi: Prof. S.M. Sajid, Offg. Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) released a book Deewan-e-Shaida edited compiled by Prof. Shahzad Anjum of Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia published under Jamia’s A.M. Khwaja Chair of Jamia Millia Islamia in a Book Release Function.

On the occasion, Prof. S.M. Sajid, Offg. Vice-Chancellor, JMI, in his remarks, said “I am feeling very happy to release of “Deewan-e-Shaida” and said “The poetic sense of Abdul Majeed Khwaja gave evidence of profound maturiy. In poetry, his pen name was Shaida”.

Prof. M.H. Qureshi, Chair Professor, A.M. Khwaja Chair welcomed the guests and audience and presented the activity report of A.M. Khwaja Chair. He expressed his pleasure on the publication of “Deewan-e-Shaida” and said “Prof. Shahzad Anjum has done editing of this book voluntarily because of his love towards Jamia”.

Prof. Khalid Mahmood put Shaida’s poetic distinction in perspective with reference to his Deewan and Prof. Shahzad Anjum shed light on the life and works of A.M. Khwaja Shaida while Mr. Rajan Habib Khwaja, former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India talked about Shaida’s personnel life and commitments. Mr. Rajan Habib Khwaja handed over a few valuable manuscripts of A.M. Khwaja to the Vice-Chancellor of JMI.

Prof. Sabiha Zaidi from Jamia’s Premchand Archives and Literary Centre expressed her happiness at the publication Deewan-e-Shaida. She detailed the work done under the aegis of Jamia’s Premchand Archive where the writings and memories of different writers and poets were preserved.

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