16th May 2021 - Mid-Day, Cynera Rodricks

Mumbai-born Dr Tahera Qutbuddin, the American professor who was recently awarded the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for her groundbreaking work, Arabic Oration: Art and Function, says her home city played an important role in shaping her love for the Arabic language. The award is considered to be the most prestigious prize in the Arab world for literature and culture. Qutbuddin, who teaches Arabic literature at the University of Chicago, was born and raised in South Mumbai, and completed her schooling from Villa Theresa High School, before graduating from Sophia College for Women.Mumbai-born Dr Tahera Qutbuddin, the American professor who was recently awarded the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for her groundbreaking work, Arabic Oration: Art and Function, says her home city played an important role in shaping her love for the Arabic language. The award is considered to be the most prestigious prize in the Arab world for literature and culture. Qutbuddin, who teaches Arabic literature at the University of Chicago, was born and raised in South Mumbai, and completed her schooling from Villa Theresa High School, before graduating from Sophia College for Women...

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