Dr Tariq Rahman gets Humboldt Research Award – Beaconhouse National University BNU Lahore

Published on March 21, 2012 at 12:17 am

Dr Tariq Rahman gets Humboldt Research Award - Beaconhouse National University BNU Lahore

Dr Tariq Rahman gets Humboldt Research Award - Beaconhouse National University BNU Lahore

LAHORE: Dr. Tariq Rahman, HEC’s distinguished National Professor Emeritus and presently Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Award worth Euro 60,000/. The ceremony will be held in late June this year in Germany. This award is for lifetime achievement in research and the recipients are nominated by German academics and adjudged by a jury of scholars and scientists in Germany. Those who have been given this award include Nobel Laureates John Bennet Fenn, Stanley Ben Prusiner and Fritz Lippmann. Most of the awards go to cutting edge achievements in science so it is rare that a social scientist working mostly in linguistic history of South Asia should have been given this award. Dr. Rahman has 16 books (six of them research-based), 94 journal articles (60 in foreign journals), 33 contributions to books and 18 entries in reference books to his credit. His work has been cited frequently with over 617 citations available on google.scholar.com.

Dr. Tariq Rahman Ph.D HEC Distinguished National Professor is currently Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University Lahore. Before joining Beaconhouse National University, he was Professor Emeritus at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. From June 2007 till June 2011 he was also the Director of NIPS. He is a highly published scholar with over 93 articles in scholarly journals; 18 books; 6 encyclopedia articles; 30 contributions to books and several book reviews. His most famous book Language and Politics in Pakistan, published by Oxford (Pakistan) in 1996, remains in print and has been published by OrientBlackswan in India. His history of language-learning among the Muslims of South Asia, Language, Ideology and Power (OUP 2002), remains a landmark in the field and has also been published by the same Indian publisher in 2008.  One of his books, Denizens of Alien Worlds (OUP 2004), connects the medium of instruction with world view, poverty and politics in Pakistan. His latest book From Hindi to Urdu: A Social and Political History is a social and political history of Urdu and has been published simultaneously by Oxford (Pakistan) and Orient (India) in 2011.

Dr. Rahman has been a guest professor in Denmark and Spain. He has been a Fulbright research scholar (1995-96) at U. T. Austin. He was also the first incumbent of the Pakistan Chair at U.C Berkeley (2004-05). He has been a research fellow at the Oxford centre of Islamic Studies and the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg. He has lectured or contributed conference papers in the U. K –  where he obtained his M. A and Ph. D – as well as the U. S. A, Germany, France, China, Korea, India and Nepal. He also contributes columns and book reviews to the English language press in Pakistan.

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