N P Hafiz Mohammed
Author, activist and political commentator
N P Hafiz Mohammed is an author, activist, sociologist and political commentator living in Kerala. Hafiz Mohamad completed his post-graduation in sociology from Kerala University with 2nd rank and took MPhil from Bangalore University. His doctoral thesis is on the matrilineal system among the Muslims of Malabar. He headed the Department Sociology at Farook College for three decades till his retirement in March 2011. He is the first recipient of MM Ghani Award for the Best Teacher in Calicut University. He was a participant in the Fulbright September 2002 held at the BOISI Center at Boston College in the United States. He began his career in writing with the publication of Poovum Puzhayum (1988), a collection of short stories. He received an Edasseri Award for this work in the same year. Since then he has published a number of works and received many prestigious awards including the Kerala Sahithya Akademi Award. He was on the jury of the Vayalar Awards in 2004.