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Mufti Mudasir is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department with more than 14 years experience of teaching at the P.G level. Well-versed in a number of languages such as Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Kashmiri, he has a rare distinction of bringing richness and variety to the teaching of English due to his linguistic versatility. Dr. Mudasir’s varied interests have led him to contribute in several areas like literary theory and criticism, postmodern studies, Persian and Kashmiri literatures, Kashmir history and Islamic studies. He has translated poetry from Kashmiri, Urdu, Persian and Arabic and also taught literatures of these languages in translation. Due to this distinction he earned a postdoctoral fellowship in the programme Zukuntsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Scholarship from Freie University, Berlin in the year 2012-13. As a fellow in Berlin, he researched the manuscripts of medieval Kashmir in Persian, Kashmiri and Arabic and produced a work later published in Philological Encounters by BRILL, the Netherlands. As a faculty in the Department, Dr Mudasir teaches literary theory and criticism from Plato to the present. He also continues to guide research scholars in his Department and Iqbal Institute of Culture and Philosophy. Besides several articles in various International and National journals, he has authored two books, The Captured Gazelle: Poems of Ghani Kashmiri published as Penguin Classics, a work which introduced, for the first time, Tahir Ghani Kashmiri, the great 17th century Persian poet of Kashmir, to the larger world, and Towards a Poetics of Postmodern Drama: A Study of Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard (New Castle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Dr Mudasir is a regular resource person to various teacher-training programmes within the University and outside. Currently, he is working as Principal Investigator on a major project ‘Mahmud Gaami: Translation with Annotations’ sanctioned by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. Since March 2016 he is also holding an additional charge as Co-ordinator, Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), University of Kashmir. Cell No. 9419379806 email-