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Huzaifa Omair Siddiqi

Assistant Professor of English, Ashoka University

Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University

Huzaifa Omair Siddiqi’s doctoral dissertation was on the French material phenomenologist Michel Henry, while his M.Phil dissertation was on the Urdu poet and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal. His research interests range from German Idealism and British Romanticism to phenomenology, existentialism, and structuralist literary theory as well as contemporary 21st-century philosophers like Robert Brandom, Quentin Meillassoux and Ray Brassier. 

He is currently working on a history of the reception of European philosophy by South Asian thinkers like Muhammad Iqbal and B.R. Ambedkar, tentatively titled ‘Subcontinental Philosophy’. 

Siddiqi has previously taught at various colleges in Delhi University as well as at NSUT, New Delhi. He is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines like The Telegraph, The Hindu, Outlook and Caravan as well as online portals like Scroll.in and The Wire.

i) “Life and Time: Reconciling the Manifest and Scientific Images” (Forthcoming in Time and Temporality to be published by DoBu Verlag, Hamburg)

ii) “Being, Melancholy” in Abandonment and Abjection: Melancholy in Philosophy and Art edited by Saitya Brata Das, Springer, Singapore, 2020

iii) “The Kafkaesque in Urdu: Naiyer Masud and the Essence of Translation” in    Translation in India, India in Translation edited by GJV Prasad, Bloomsbury 2019-2020

iv) “Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Rise of Subcontinental Philosophy” published online in The Wire, October 12, 2020.

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