Persian

About

The Department of Persian was established in 1977. It happens to be the only Department in the entire region of North East India to cater the different requirements of Persian teaching and research.

In addition to continuing the formal courses of learning in the subject, the Department also lays emphasis on promoting relations in the Persian speaking world, especially Iran, Afghanistan, and the Central Asian countries in the fields of language, literature and culture by organizing international seminars, symposia, and cultural exchange programmes. Importance is also given to pursue comparative and interdisciplinary studies, and several major research projects are being carried out in this field.

The Department is also facilitating to invite the Foreign Students specially from Iran, Iraq and other West Asian countries to pursue higher education here in this University.

Old Departmental Data

Organization of Seminar/Workshops/Lectures

The Department of Persian has been organizing national and international seminars and workshop from time to time. Some of them are:

(a) Thoughts & Wisdom Of Some Persian Poets With Special Reference To Sa-adi, Hafiz, Khayyam & Rumi And Its Relevance In The 21st Century AD, February 2015.
(b) Historical, Civilizational & Cultural (Indo-Persian) Relations of India, Iran & Central Asia: Centuries of Continuity, February 2014.
(c) Ethics In Persian Poetry With Special Reference to the Mathnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi (International), February 2013.
(d) Indo-Iranian Heritage In The Context of Sufism As A Bond of Culture & Tourism Between India (NE) - Iran-Afghanistan, Turkey, & Central Asia, February 2012.
(e) Indo-Arab-Iran Relations to Promote Cooperation In Language, Literature & Culture (International), February 2009.
(f) Iqbal & His Philosophy with Special Reference to the Self (Khudi) Depicted in Asrar-e-Khudi-(Secrets of the self) (National), August 2008.
(g) Ethical & Moral Values of the Mathnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi (To commemorate the 800th birth anniversary of the great poet Jalaluddin Rumi (International), March 2007.
(h) Medieval History of Assam Through Persian Sources (National), March 2006.
(i) Problems & Prospects of Persian Studies in India (National), October 2005.
(j) Impact of Persian on Assamese Language (Regional), March 2001.

Postgraduate Course

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Postgraduate MA in Persian Persian 4 2 10
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Postgraduate Certificate Course in Persian Persian 1.5 10
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Postgraduate Diploma in Persian Persian 1.5 10
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Postgraduate PhD in Persian Persian
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Postgraduate Diploma in Turkish Turkish 2 1 20

Professors

Rekibuddin Ahmed
MA (JNU) PhD (JMI) Modern Persian poetry
rekibuddin@gauhati.ac.in
Mazhar Asif [ Head of the Department ]
MA (JNU) PhD (JNU) Sufism and Medieval History of India
mazharassam@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professor

Baharul Ali
MA (JNU) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (JNU) Indo-Persian Literature
baharulgu@gauhati.ac.in
Abdul Hamid (Poetry of Iqbal)
Deep Kumar Nath (Persian Short Story)
Hazira Begum Laskar (Indo-Persian Literature)
Imdanur Rahman (Quran and Hafiz Shirazi)
Jesmin Begum (Mughal Persian Poetry) MANF
Kamaluddin Mazar Bhuyan (Indo-Persian Literature)
Lani Begum (Modern Persian Poetry)
Mainul Haque Choudhury (Comparative Literature)
Rajma Sultana (Sufism and Vaishnavism) MANF
SafirunChoudhury (Rubayats of Omar Khayyam)
Selina Laskar (Comparative Studies) MANF
Begum Ayesha Sultana Laskar (Guest Faculty)
Nazmul Alam Choudhury (Promotion of Ethics) Research Fellow
Owahedur Zaman (Guest Faculty)
Tafiquar Rahman (Guest Faculty)

Contact

Department of Persian
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : (+91) 9864108174
Email : persian@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/persian.php


                       

Facility

Computer Laboratory We have a laboratory comprising 15 computers with Internet facilities.

Cultural Exchange Program

Our students can avail opportunity to travel to Iran and other central Asian countries for cultural exchange programme.

National and International Conferences Organised by the Department

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