Dr. Mohammad Ehsanul Haq (Kausar Mazhari)
Department of Urdu,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
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Born in a village (Chandanbara, East Champaran, Bihar) on 5th August 1964, he had his primary education from a government school in the same village. He then got his Matriculation from Maulana Azad High School, Khairawa. For the opportunity of higher education, he joined M. S. College, Motihari, his district town, from where he graduated in 1984 with Botany (Hons) and Zoology & Chemistry as subsidiary subjects. Since childhood he had keen interest in literature. Even as a student of science he used to have fascination for Urdu poetry which led him to reorient himself for Graduation in Urdu Language culminating into his accomplishment of M.A. in Urdu Literature from Patna University.
During his stay for higher education in Patna, he spent his valuable time, more than a year, for Civil Services Exams with which he was not deeply associated.
For pursuing Ph.D. in Urdu, he enrolled himself in a Central University Jamia Millia Islamia under the supervision of Professor Shamim Hanfi, an eminent scholar and critic of Urdu language. Meanwhile, he qualified a competition for teaching profession in Bihar, and in 1996 he joined a High School at Balour, Manigachi in Darbhanga district. But the academic environment in the school hardly impressed him and soon he returned Delhi with a noble and higher goal in mind. His sincerity and dedication finally paid him to be a lecturer in the Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia on ad-hoc basis in Oct 1997 and finally appointed as a permanent faculty on 10th August, 1998. He was awarded Ph.D. in 2000.
At present, he is working as a Professor in the Department of Urdu, JMI. His contributions to Urdu literature are treasured into his distinguished works of fourteen books. Though his area of specialization is Urdu Nazm and Literary Criticism, Urdu poetry in general and its theories in particular cannot escape from his keen sense of observation. His research articles, estimating more than fifty, have been widely published into journals and books of repute. Most notable among his works are Jawaz-o-Intekhab, Jadeed Nazm: Hali se Miraji Tak, Jurat-e-Afkar, Waheed Akhtar, Baazdeed Aur Tabserey and Qirat Aur Mukalema, Faaiz Dehelvi, Shaikh Mohd. Ibraheem Zauq.
Anovel ‘Ankh Jo Sochti Hai’ and a collection of poetry entitled ‘Mazi Ka Aainda’ also enrich the mind of Urdu readers & scholars. His ideology of life and literature springs from his belief in ‘read innocently and write honestly’.