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Rizwan Qaiser (1960–2021)

The Humanist Historian

Rizwan Qaiser (1960–2021)

Rizwan Qaiser, professor of history at Jamia Millia Islamia, succumbed to COVID-19 on 1 May. His scholarship on Maulana Azad filled a lacuna in Indian historiography.
His work and public life was marked by an unflinching commitment to secularism.

Icannot still believe that I am writing an obituary for Rizwan bhai. It has been difficult to reconcile to his passing, and one has resisted even acknowledging that his booming voice shall be heard no more, for Rizwan bhai was the very opposite of stillness, death and sil­ence. If anyone represented life, it was him. Rizwan Qaiser, professor of history at Jamia Millia Islamia, chronicler of the national movement and partition, succ­umbed to COVID-19 on 1 May at the age of 61 years.

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Updated On : 5th Jun, 2021


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