N. P. Hafiz Mohamad

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Who is N. P. Hafiz Mohamad?

N. P. Hafiz Mohamad is an Indian author, Sociologist, Social Activist, and Political Commentator, living in Kerala.

Born in Kozhikode to celebrated Malayalam writer N. P. Mohamad, he had his early education in Kozhikode. He was trained early in the social problems of his society under his illustrious grandfather N P Abu Sahib, a famous freedom fighter in Malabar and a vociferous prohibition activist. Hafiz Mohamad completed his post-graduation in Sociology from Kerala University with 2nd rank and took MPhil from Bangalore University. His doctoral thesis is on Matrilineal system among the Muslims of Malabar. He headed the Department Sociology at Farook College for three decades till his retirement in March 2011. He is the first recipient of MM Ghani Award for the Best Teacher in Calicut University. He was a participant in the FullBright September 2002 held at the BOISI Centre at Boston College, USA

He began his career in writing with the publication of Poovum Puzhayum, a collection of short stories. He received Idasseri Award for this work in the same year. Since then he has published a number of works and received many prestigious Awards including Kerala Sahitya Academy Award. He was on the jury of Vayalar Award. He is the Editor of Dubai based Take:1 Magazine.

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on July 23, 2013