Zakia Saiyidain Zaheer
Zakia Zaheer, third child of KG Saiyidain, is a literary, cultural and social activist. Widely travelled across the world, she has written and translated many books, including William Dalrymple’s The Last Mughul in Urdu. She started a unique form of dramatic presentation involving stage, multimedia techniques and Dastaan Goi through ‘HUM’ or Humari Urdu Mohabbat which has presented many performances on cultural and literary themes across India. She lives in New Delhi. Dr Syeda Saiyidain Hameed was Member, Planning Commission of India for ten years. She has taught in India and Canada. She is a writer, her recent books include a biography of Maulana Azad (Oxford) and Beautiful Country Stories from Another India (Harper Collins). She is a social activist working for the rights of women and children and is founder of Muslim Women Forum. She has travelled across India, South Asia and other countries expounding her concern for the poorest and marginalized. She was Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, and Chair of Dalit Foundation and Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Memorial Trust.
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