Raafat Gilani

When I consider how my light is spent,
   Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
   And that one Talent which is death to hide
   Lodged with me useless, though my Soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
   My true account, lest he returning chide;
   “Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?”

   I fondly ask…

– Milton’s “On His Blindness”

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2021 - 2022
English Literary Association
ELA releases an annual departmental magazine from JMI university, I acted as its Editor-in-Chief and ensured quality content and timely delivery while managing over the entire editorial team.
2021 - 2022
General Secretary
English Literary Association
Being the General Secretary includes major tasks such as the literary fest of Lexicon, organised by the Department of English, JMI. I also accomplished the proper completion of ELA Magazine 2022, Issue 3. The responsibilities included maintaining proper participation in events as well as ensuring submissions for the annual literary magazine, editing, proof reading and aiding in design of the magazine.
2020 - 2021
Joint Secretary
English Literary Association, JMI
As the Joint Secretary I worked with the students to organise various literary events for the department. Activities of the department were under my responsibility, which also included panel discussions and article writings.
2020 - 2021
Managing Director
The Jamia Review
Grew the organisation from a team of 7 people to 70+, from relatively unknown to foremost, in 6 months. Managed the organisation as a whole and the incoming collaborations and sponsorships. Worked on a vision for the organisation.
2019 - 2020
Editorial Head
The Jamia Review
Managed over twenty writers, their content quality, topics and wrote articles myself as well, alongside managing the team.


2019 - 2022
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi, IN
I entered the institution for my bachelors, I did my major in English (Honours), and my minor was psychology.
2004 - 2018
Saint Joseph's
Kashmir, JK, IN
I studied at the Saint Joseph's High Secondary School, J&K, from primary to high school and graduated with Distinction (first class).

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Critical examination of the Marxist concept of alienation.

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