Anees Jung

Anees Jung

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Anees Jung Profile

  • Name:
  • Anees Jung
  • Father:
  • Nawab Hosh Yar Jung

Anees Jung Biography

Anees Jung, born in Hyderabad is an author, journalist and a columnist for major newspapers in India and abroad. Unveiling India (1987) is her most noted work as an author. Through this work, she explored the life of Indian women, particularly Muslim ladies behind veil. It is a travel diary focusing on interviews with women. Other published works include - Seven Sisters: Among the Women of South Asia, When a Place Becomes a Person, Flashpoints: Poems in Prose, Lost Spring: Stories of Stolen Childhood, Beyond the Courtyard: a Sequel to Unveiling India, Breaking the Silence: Voices of Women from Around the World, Night of the New Moon: Encounters with Muslim Women in India, The Song of India and Olives from Jericho: Peace in Winter Gardens. Her mother and brother are also noted Urdu poets and her father was a renowned scholar and poet.


Anees Jung was born in Hyderabad in 1944 in an aristocratic family. Her father, Nawab Hosh Yar Jung, was a renowned scholar and poet. He was the adviser to the last Nizam of Hyderabad princely state. Her schooling and graduation were completed from her hometown. Later she went abroad for higher studies. She did her Masters in Sociology and American Studies from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US.


She started her career in literal writing with the Youth Times, a Times of India publication. Later she served as its editor during the period – 1976 to 1979. Prior to it, she worked as journalist. Jung came into the limelight with the publication of Unveiling India in 1987. Later she published several books dealing with social issues including abused children and women’s problems. Jung is noted for her lively and vivid descriptions, though she rarely gives its solutions.

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Updated: April 01, 2014

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