Nazia Akhtar

Nazia Akhtar teaches courses in Indian and Russian literatures at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad. In 2017, she was awarded a New India Foundation fellowship to write a book on Urdu prose by Hyderabadi women which was recently published as Bibi’s Room: Hyderabadi Women and Twentieth-Century Urdu Prose (2022). She has recently received a commendation from the jury of the Jawad Memorial Prize (2021) for her translation of Zeenath Sajida’s Urdu short story “Chhotam Jaan.” She is currently translating more Urdu writings of Hyderabadi women and conducting research on literary representations of the transfer of power as it affected Hyderabad.

4:30 - 5:30

December 2022 Anuvaad

Panel: Translating from and into Dakhni/Urdu

Nazia Akhtar, FM Saleem, Zakia Mashhadi 

Moderator: Uma Damodar Sridhar

🔴🔵 Hybrid Session

11:40 am–12:25 pm

28 Jan HLF 2023 - Day 2

Literary Sessions | Panel: Women Writing in Urdu

Haris Qadeer, Nazia Akhtar
Moderator: Asthma Rasheed