Professor Mushirul Hasan, the former Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia on 14 November 2013 was conferred with the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund. The title of the Hasan’s fellowship project is Roads to Freedom – Prison, Prisoners and the Raj.
The project of professor Hasan will see how the jails were used during the time of Raj to bring down the body and soul of those resting or revolting against the British.
About Professor Mushirul Hasan
• He is an internationally known historian and has written extensively on the partition.
• He did his MA from Aligarh Muslim University and the PhD from Cambridge in 1977.
• He was awarded Padma Shri and the Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French Government in 2010.
• He was also the Director-General of the National Archives from May 2010 to May 2013.