Asloob Ahmad Ansari

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Asloob Ahmad Ansari
Born1925 (1925)
Delhi, India
Died2 May 2016(2016-05-02) (aged 90–91)
Aligarh, India
OccupationWriter, critic
LanguageUrdu, English
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Notable worksIqbal Ki Terah Nazmen
Notable awards

Asloob Ahmad Ansari (1925 – 1 May 2016) was an Indian writer, critic, former professor of English department of Aligarh Muslim University and editor of Naqd-o-Nazar, Urdu magazine. He wrote in English and Urdu throughout his literary career. His work revolves around study of English and Urdu and research on Muhammad Iqbal, Ghalib and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.[1] He also wrote about William Blake and William Shakespeare.[2]


He was born in Delhi in 1925. He obtained his education from the University of Oxford and later started teaching Urdu and English at AMU and until he retired in 1985. His books such as Arrows of Intellect, William Blake’s Minor Prophecies, and Atraf-i Rashid Ahmad Siddiqui were published from Canada and the US in 1978 and 99 respectively.[2]

He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980 for his literary criticism titled Iqbal Ki Terah Nazmen,[3] the Pride of Performance and Ghalib Award and Mir Taqi Mir award in recognition of his contribution to Urdu literature.[4] He was also awarded Bahadur Shah Zafar in recognition of his literary criticism work on Muhammad Iqbal.[5]

He died on 1 May 2016 in Aligarh, India.[6]

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  1. ^ "India: Eminent Aligarh Professor Asloob Ahmad Ansari passed away". The Muslim Times. 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  2. ^ a b Siddiqui, Mohammad Asim (2016-06-02). "The last of the tribe". The Hindu. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  3. ^ "Retired AMU professor dies after brief illness". India News, Breaking News | Press Trust of India. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  4. ^ Siddiqui, Mohammad Asim (2016-07-07). "Asloob Ahmad Ansari obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  5. ^ "Retired AMU professor dies after brief illness". Business Standard News. Press Trust of India. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  6. ^ "Asloob Ahmad Ansari - Profile & Biography". Rekhta. 2016-05-01. Retrieved 2021-05-03.

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