Picture: On-Campus and Totally in Thawb

About the Picture: I saw this student wearing an Arabian garment, called Thawb in Arabic, on-campus in front of the department of political science on Monday, Nov. 6.

Though I did not know him, I had seen him around and I knew he was in my department. So I thought I’d stop and talk to him.

The student’s name is Munshi Zubair Haque, and he is a student of M.A. Public Administration. This is his first year in Jamia, and he comes from West Bengal.

I asked him about what he was wearing and he told me that a friend of his recently returned from Saudi Arabia and he brought back for him this traditional Saudi garment that he was wearing.

I have to hand it to him, it must take a lot of courage for a man to wear something that looks like a woman’s dress to college. Munshi has earned my respect by taking such a bold step. I for one appreciate such diversity in clothes on-campus.

“On-Campus and Totally in Thawb”; In front of the Dept. of Political Science; Nov. 6, 2012 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

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About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at] jamiajournal.com

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2 comments

  1. yea i also met him n believe me u wont found this kind of person in entire campus! He is a man of words n a true helpful person, his intelligence speaks louder then his voice … his looks is apparent for the people but he is a genious.
    people who got the chance to met him will really be happy sweing him here … thanks for this update !! regards kavish

  2. Every clothes are beautiful. we must respect clothing which covers the body rather expose.

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