Abdul Khaliq Rashid
Dr. Abdul Khaliq Rashid is a prominent figure in the world of Pashto and Dari Studies. Presently he is a Visiting Professor in the Center of Persian and Central Asian Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi wherein he has developed the Pashto Programme of study up to Advanced Diploma level. He is keen to promote Indo-Afghan relation in academic and cultural spheres. He is deeply interested in Sanskrit studies. He has authored several books and research articles pertaining to Pashto and dari studies. His works include; Criticism in Pashto and Dari, Resistance Literature in Pashto, History of Pashto Criticism, and he has translated Megkhdutam and Vikram Urwasiya of Kalidas into Pashto and Dari. He has penned four collections of short stories in Pashto.