The Department of English organized the sixth Ahmed Ali Memorial Lecture on the topic, “Ahmed Ali and British Censorship” by Prof. Harish Trivedi at the India Arab Cultural Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. [Link to Audio]
About Harish Trivedi:
Harish Trivedi is former Professor of English, University of Delhi and has been visiting Professor at many universities in India and abroad, including the universities of London, Belfast, Istanbul and Chicago. He is the author of “Colonial Transactions: English Literature and India,” and is the co-editor of a number of books such as “The Nation Across the World: Postcolonial Literary Representations,” “Literature and Nation: Britain and India 1800-1990,” “Post-colonial Translation: Theory and Practice” etc. He is the current Chair, Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.
About Ahmed Ali:
Ahmed Ali (1910-1994), novelist, poet, playwright, translator and literary critic, was born in Delhi, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University and Lucknow University. His most famous work is his first novel, Twilight in Delhi (1940); he wrote two more novels, Ocean of Night (1964) and Of Rats and Diplomats (1984). Ahmed Ali was one of the founders of the Progressive Writers’ movement in the nineteen-thirties. He was a bilingual writer, who wrote most of his short stories in Urdu and his plays, poems and novels in English. His short stories collections include Sholay (1936), Hamari Gali (1942), Qaid Khana (1944), and Maut se Pahle (1945). As a translator, his most important work is Al-Qur’an: A Contemporary Translation (1984).
Listen to Prof. Harish Trivedi’s complete lecture on the topic ““Ahmed Ali and British Censorship,” delivered on March 13, 2013: