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B.A., Dhaka University
Farhad Idris has been on the English faculty of Frostburg State University for more than a decade and teaches courses in Postcolonial literature, Postmodernism, Modernism, Seminar in Critical Theory, Asian and African literature, and Honors Comparative literature. He also teaches English composition. His publications number nearly two scores. In these, he addresses issues in literary theory and cultural studies. Idris’s recent works include translations of Rabindranath Tagore in The Essential Tagore, contributions to Wiley-Blackwell’s The Encyclopedia of literary and Cultural Theory, and the entry on Salman Raushdie in Dictionary of Literary Biography: South Asian Writers in English.
In addition to teaching and writing about literature, Idris has a keen interest in Indian Raga music, also known as Indian Classical Music. He plays and teaches the sitar, devoting several hours a day to his instruments—though most of this time he is fixing them for that perfect sound.