Anisur Rahman is a literary critic, translator, and poet. He has
worked and published in the areas of comparative, translation, and postcolonial studies with reference to the literatures of South Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He has four books, six edited/co-edited volumes, two collections of modern Urdu poetry in English translation, and an anthology of poems in English to his credit. Formerly a Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in New Delhi, he is currently Senior Advisor at Rekhta Foundation. He has been a Shastri Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada (2001-2002), and a Visiting Scholar
at Purdue University, USA (2007).
Anisur Rahman is a multifaceted literary figure known for his work as a literary critic, translator, and poet. His academic and creative pursuits have spanned various areas, including comparative literature, translation studies, and postcolonial studies, with a particular focus on the literatures of South Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Throughout his career, Anisur Rahman has authored four books and co-edited six volumes. Notably, he has compiled collections of modern Urdu poetry translated into English, shedding light on the richness of this literary tradition for a wider audience. Additionally, he has curated an anthology of poems in English.
Formerly holding the position of Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in New Delhi, Anisur Rahman currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the Rekhta Foundation, an organization dedicated to the promotion of Urdu language and literature.
His academic journey has also taken him abroad, where he was a Shastri Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada, during 2001-2002, and a Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, USA, in 2007. His extensive contributions to literature, translation, and academia have established him as a respected figure in the literary world.