Contributor biographical information for Journey to the holy land : a pilgrim's diary / Amir Ahmad Alawi ; translated and with an introduction by Mushirul Hasan, Rakhshanda Jalil.

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Mushirul Hasan Padma Shree, is Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia. An acclaimed historian, he is Director, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia and Vice-Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He has been visiting professor at the Central European University, Budapest, International Institute of Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), Paris, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin; and held professorial fellowships at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi, Centre of Oriental Studies, Rome, and the Centre of Indian Studies at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris.
Rakhshanda Jalil is media and cultural coordinator at Jamia Millia Islamia. She taught English at the universities of Delhi and Aligarh.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Alvi, Amir Ahmad -- Travel -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca.
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca.
Mecca (Saudi Arabia) -- Description and travel.