Dr. Majid Husain is a renowned Indian geographer, academician, and author. He was born in 1946 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, and received his early education from St. Francis’ College, Lucknow. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geography from Aligarh Muslim University, and later earned his Ph.D. from the University of Delhi.
He is a former Professor of Geography at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi and has written numerous books on geography and related subjects. Some of his notable works include “Fundamentals of Physical Geography”, “Geography of India”, “Indian Economy: Performance and Policies”, and “Human Geography: A Review Book for Civil Services Examination”. He has also been a member of several national and international bodies related to geography and geospatial sciences.
Dr. Husain has made significant contributions to the field of geography through his teaching, research, and writing. He has taught at various universities in India and abroad, including the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He has also supervised several doctoral students and has been a mentor to many young geographers.
Dr. Husain has authored several books on geography, including “Human Geography,” “Physical Geography,” and “Geography of India.” His books are widely used by students and teachers across India and have helped popularize the subject of geography. He has also contributed articles to several academic journals and has presented papers at national and international conferences.
Dr. Majid Husain has been recognized for his contributions to the field of geography with numerous awards and honors. He has been conferred the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India, for his contributions to education and literature. He has also been honored with the National Geographer Award by the Indian Association of Geographers and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Geographical Association