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Assam and the role of Muslims in the Independence Movement

One-day Seminar

Assam and the role of Muslims in the Independence Movement

Date: March 25, 2010

Venue: Ho Chi Minh Conference Hall, ATWS, JMI

Registration: 10:00 hrs

Opening Session: 10:30 hrs-11:15 hrs:

Chair: Prof. Shri Prakash, Director, ATWS

Welcome and Seminar Introduction by Prof. Sanjoy Hazarika

Opening Remarks by Dr. Mahfuza Rahman, Cotton College, Guwahati

Address by Mr. Najeeb Jung, Vice- Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia

Closing Remarks by the Chair

Tea: 11:15 hrs to 11:30 hrs


Session I: 11:30hrs-to-13:15 hrs

Chair: Shri MP Bezbaruah, former Union Tourism Secretary

Historical Prospect of Assamese Muslims: Prof. Majhahar Asif, Dept. of Persian, Guwahati University

The Role of Muslims of Assam in the freedom movement of India: Mohammed Saadullah and Mohammed Tayebullah: Dr Abu Hanifa, Department of Physics, ADP College, Nogaon

Role of Assamese Muslims towards the development of Assamese Nationality and Culture: Dr. Dinesh Baishya, Principal B. Barooah College, Guwahati

Discussions and remarks by Chair

Lunch: 13:15 hrs to 14:00 hrs

Session II: 14:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs

Chair: Prof. Sanjoy Hazarika

A Contemporary Perspective: Dr. Mahfuza Rahman, Cotton College

Assamese Muslims- Identity Crisis of a politically “fringed” community: Mr. Saeedul Islam, Jt. Director (Retd.), Govt. of Assam

Us and the Other: perspective of the Axomiya Muslims: Ananya Baruah, Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


4 pm Valedictory Address by Prof. Ranabir Samaddar, Founder, Manirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata

4:30 pm closing remarks by Prof Sanjoy Hazarika

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