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Fuzail Asar Siddiqi

Visiting Faculty of English, Ashoka University

M.Phil. Jawaharlal Nehru University

Fuzail Asar Siddiqi’s doctoral thesis, submitted to Jawaharlal Nehru University, concerns the works of the Urdu short-story writer Naiyer Masud. His M.Phil dissertation was on the Urdu short-story collection Angaaray and the politics of representation in literature. Currently, his focus is on the trends in post-progressive Urdu literature and Urdu modernist short fiction. 

He has previously taught at Indraprastha College for Women, New Delhi, and Gargi College, New Delhi.


  • ‘Naiyer Masud’s Seemiya(The Occult): Introducing the Strange and the Uncanny to Urdu Literature’, Indian Literature 329 (Sahitya Akademi). UGC Care Journal. Editor Sukrita Paul Kumar, 2023.
  • ‘Banned Literature: Angaaray (1932) and the Vision for Independent India’. Journal of the Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Vol. 16, 2023. UGC-Care Journal. http://inet.vidyasagar.ac.in:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/6784.

Book Chapters

  • ‘The Failure of Secular Publics and the Rise of the Jewish Religious Public in Nathan Englander’s For the Relief of Unbearable Urges’. In Conceptualizing Mass Violence: Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations, edited by Navras J. Aafreedi and Priya Singh. New York and London: Routledge, 2021.



  • The Best Contemporary Urdu Short Stories from Kolkata. Translated by Shams Afif Siddiqi. Edited by Shams Afif Siddiqi and Fuzail Asar Siddiqi. New Delhi: Niyogi Books, forthcoming 2023.
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