N. P. Hafiz Mohamad

N. P. Hafiz Mohamad is an Indian author,[1] sociologist, social activist,[2] and political commentator,[3][4] living in Kerala.

NP Hafiz Mohammed at Sharjah Book Fair 2021

Born in Calicut (16 July 1956[1]) to celebrated Malayalam writer N. P. Mohammed,[5][6] he had his early education in Calicut. He was trained early in the social problems of his society under his illustrious grandfather N. P. Abu Sahib, a famous freedom fighter in Malabar[7] and a vociferous prohibition activist.

Hafiz Mohamad completed his post-graduation in sociology from Kerala University with 2nd rank and did his 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[8] till his retirement in March 2011. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism from Mysore University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Guidance from University of Kerala. He has done International Graduation in TCI(Theme Centered Interaction) from The Ruth Cohn Institute for TCI - Switzerland.[9] He was a participant in the Fulbright September 2002 held at the BOISI Center at Boston College in the United States.[10] He is the first recipient of MM Ghani Award for the Best Teacher in Calicut University.

He began his career in writing with the publication of Poovum Puzhayum (1988), a collection of short stories.[11] He received an Edasseri Award for this work in the same year.[12] Since then he has published a number of works[13] and received many prestigious awards including Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Children's Literature[14] the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award[15] and Kerala Balasahitya Institute Award[circular reference].[16] He was editor of the Dubai based TAKE:1 magazine in 2016.

His works include Poovum Puzhayum, Koottaksharam, Pranayadancharatthil, Cheriya Cheriya Meenukalum Valiya Malsyavum (Stories); Pravaasikalude Pusthakam, Manassinte Arogyam, Samoohathinte Arogyam, Paikkanum Pareeksha Ezhuthanum Padikkaam, Makkalude Padanam, Ramsan: Prasakthiyum Pradhanyavum, Keralatthile Muslim Sthreekalude Varthamana Kalam (Non Fiction); Thallakkurangum Pullippuliyum, Bahumaanyanaya Padusha, Kanakamalayile Nidhivetta, Arabinaatile Nadodikkathakal, Akashatthu Oru Adbudhayathra, Vellinilavinte Katha (Children's literature).

Along with his position at Farook College, he was an honorary director of the Suraksha De-Addiction and Counselling Centre[17] where he helped hundreds of alcohol addicts and their families to escape their trauma and lead productive lives.

An expert on the problems of Indian expatriates in the Persian Gulf, he has conducted numerous workshops for them,.[18][19][20] He is also a well known trainer and counsellor.[21][22]

On 24 July 2018, his first novel Espathinayiram[23] was launched by the prominent Malayalam writer M. T. Vasudevan Nair in a program at K. P. Keshavamenon Hall, Calicut.[24] This novel is about the myths and life in and around the coastal Kozhikode.

Currently he is in charge of the recently started Department of Sociology at the University of Calicut.


  1. ^ a b Who's Who of Indian Writers, Official Publication of Sahitya Academy, Govt. of India 1999
  2. ^ Boston College, US, Fulbright Seminar September 2002
  3. ^ List of Experts on Islam and Politics The Henry L Stimson Centre, Washington
  4. ^ The New Indian Express 9 April 2011
  5. ^ Fictional Biography, The Hindu 21 December 2004
  6. ^ Arab News, 4 January 2003,
  7. ^ Arab News, 4 January 2003
  8. ^ The official website of Farook College
  9. ^ "Instructors - RCI International". ruth-cohn-institute.org. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  10. ^ Boston College, US, Fulbright Seminar September 2002
  11. ^ MEABAG website
  12. ^ Edassei Memorial Trust
  13. ^ Sahitya Academi, 1999
  14. ^ "Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2016 by Sahitya Academy" (PDF).
  15. ^ "Kerala Sahitya Academy awards" (PDF). Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Indian Express 5th August 2013".
  17. ^ Boston College, US, Fulbright Seminar September 2002
  18. ^ The Peninsula Qatar
  19. ^ Focussing on `Gulf syndrome' Maleeha Raghaviah, The Hindu, 9 March 2006
  20. ^ Islam and Politics
  21. ^ RCI for TCI
  22. ^ Eppler Baden
  23. ^ "Espathinayiram". ebooks.dcbooks.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Espathinayiram to be launched by MT Vasudevan Nair". English News Portal. Retrieved 24 July 2018.