Hyderabad: Dr Amena Tahseen’s compilation ‘Hyderabad me Urdu ka nisai adab’ holds the position of an important document. It provides significant reference material for research scholars studying literature on women, said internationally renowned humour writer Padma Shree Mujtaba Husain while delivering presidential address on the occasion of the release of ‘Hyderabad me Urdu ka nisai adab’ compiled by Dr Amena Tahseen, in charge Director Centre for Women’s Studies’ MANUU.
The book release ceremony was held on Saturday evening, at Urdu Hall Himayathnagar. Mr Mujtaba Husain congratulated the author for her remarkable work.
Earlier Prof. S A Shukoor, Director Telangana State Urdu Academy released the book. He observed that the history of female literature has been meticulously compiled in the book.
Prof. Ashraf Rafi former head of the Dept. of Urdu, Osmania University who attended the function as chief guest, hoped that the work of Dr Amena will be a positive move towards solving several issues of the society.
Prof. Baig Ehsaas former head of the department of Urdu, Osmania University and the University of Hyderabad, who also attended the function as chief guest lauded Dr Amena for her great work and asserted that it makes him feel proud to introduce the author as his student.
Mr Anees Ahsan Azmi, chief consultant, Centre for Urdu Culture Studies (CUCS), MANUU unfolded different facets of Dr Amena Tahseen’s personality, saying that she is dynamic, poised and buoyant.
Prof. Fatima Parveen, former Vice Principal, Arts College and head of the dept. of Urdu, Osmania University said Amena Tahseen has preserved the women’s writings in the form of an important document.
Prof. Naseemuddin Farees Dean, School of Languages, Linguistics & Indology, MANUU gave a detailed description of the book. Noted fiction writer Mrs Qamer Jamali gave the introduction of the book.
The programme was convened by Mr Aslam Farshori. At the beginning of the programme writer’s niece, Adeena Areeb gave the introduction of the author.
Professors, writers, poets, intellectuals, Urdu-loving ladies and gentlemen and a large number of research scholars were present on the occasion. At the end of the programme, the author of the book Dr Amena Tahseen thanked the guests and the audience.