Contributors Vol. 17.2

Mossarrap H Khan Has recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the Department of English, New York University, USA. His creative pieces have previously appeared on The Bombay Review, The Sunflower Collective, Setu Magazine, and Asia Writes Project.

Praveena Ahamker is the Founder and Chairperson of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Indian Administered Kashmir. She had started this organization in 1995 to provide support and mobilize family members of missing persons due to enforced disappearances to put pressure on the India’s government to investigate the estimated 8-10,000 cases of involuntary and enforced disappearances in Kashmir. Parveena is also referred to as the “Iron lady of Kashmir”. Her efforts attained global recognition on 10 July 2005 when she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ajmal Khan A.T. is a bilingual writer who writes in English and Malayalam. His English poetry collection My Tolerant Nation is published (forthcoming) by Wings & roots (2017) and Malayalam one line story collection Museebat (2017) published by Monsoon Books, Mumbai. His poems have also appeared in anthologies including GOSSAMER; An anthology of contemporary world poetry by Kindle Magazine.

Khadija Ahmed  is a convert to Islam and is an author and educator from Toronto, Canada.

Nazreen Fazal finished her Masters Degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. She is a published writer, her work appearing in national and international newspapers and journals like BBC, The Hindu, Gulf News, Indian Express, and the Economic and Political Weekly.

Aslah K is a Keralite, pursuing his Master’s Degree in Sociology at the School of Social Science, University of Anadolu in Turkey.

Azna Parveen is a final year architecture student from Malappuram, raised in Riyadh, who still finds it hard to call ‘home’, home. She believes Words are love, stories are home. And wears the scars of her struggles, proud!

Heba Ahmed is a PhD student at the Centre for Political Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her MPhil dissertation was titled ‘Remembering Gujarat 2002: Contending Memories and the Politics of Violence’. She has also been a part of YFDA, an independent group of Muslim students in JNU, since its formation.

Khanum Shaikh  is an Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies at California State University, Northridge. Originally from Pakistan, she has been a long-time resident of Los Angeles. Prior to her career as an academic she worked at a number of social justice organizations on issues of racial and gender equality in Southern California. She is particularly interested in the study of gender and/in Muslim communities.

Muhammed Mashkoor is a research fellow at Ma’din Academy, Malappuram. He has earned his master’s degree and MPhil from International Institute for Population Science (IIPS), Mumbai. His research areas are Muslim population and Islamophobia in India and Modernity and south Asian Islam. He is currently working on Muslim marriages in Kerala.

Rida Abdullah is a Pakistani Muslim American. She graduated with a BA in Political Science, and Criminal Justice, and is at present an Immigration Paralegal in New York City. She is currently in the process of getting her Juris Doctorate and hopes to be an International Human Rights lawyer.

Muhammed Shah S is pursuing his M.Phil, in Comparative Literature from the University of Hyderabad. His Mphil dissertation on the implications of the political in various theological discourses ,with particular focus on antagonism and soverignity in the works of Abul A’ala Maududi. He was an active  participant in the Justice for Rohith movement in HCU.

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