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Abhi Rehnede Kuch Din Lutf-e Naghma Masti-e Sehba,
Abhi Yeh Saaz Rehne De Abhi Yeh Jaam Rehne De ! – Majaz

Dr. Sehba Ali is a scholar in languages and a distinguished teacher of languages. She obtained her education from Karamat Hussain College, I T College & University of Lucknow. She has a post graduate diploma in teaching English as a foreign language from University of London. She received her MA & Ph.D degrees in Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. She has also obtained a Certificate of High Proficiency in French from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in Spoken French from the University of Geneva.

Dr. Ali has written ‘Learning a Foreign Language – Role of Linguistic Environment’ & ‘Interference from the Second Language in Learning a Third Language’ which are widely acclaimed as renowned Linguistic books. She has taught Hindi, Urdu, English & French at Delhi Public School & St. Xavier’s Boys High School in India, Vox Institute of Languages, Institute of Modern Languages, Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University Washington DC, University of Ottawa & University of Geneva. She is a prolific writer and has contributed many research papers and articles on Linguistics to Journals, Workshops & Seminars. She is freelance reporter and was editor of newsletter of United Nations Women’s Guide, Geneva. She is also a member of many language associations in India and abroad!

‘Majaz Ki Baatein’ is a beautiful book written by her on the life & poetry of Asrar-ul Haq Majaz as she being a very close relative of ‘Majaz – Keats of Urdu Poetry’. Being also born in Rudauli and brought up in Lucknow, she is a legend who has promoted Majaz & Lucknow at every level and stages of life throughout the globe ! Recently, a centenary programme was also organized on Majaz in Rudauli at birth place of the poet.

Founder LUCKNOW Society has the priviledge to discuss the finer aspects of Majaz, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Javed Akhtar, Kaifi Azmi, Shabana Azmi, etc at her home. LUCKNOW Society salutes Dr Sehba Ali for representing Lucknow at International levels & being the icon of woman-power and the source of the rich heritage & language of Lucknow!

Tum Ki Ban Sakti Ho Har Mehfil Mein Firdaus-e Nazar,
Mujhko Yeh Dawa Ki Har Mehfil Pe Cha Sakta Hoo Mein – Majaz