Mohamed Haseeb N

Mr Mohamed Haseeb N is a performer scholar. His research focuses on Mappila music, particularly the analysis of Arab Islamic influence on Mappila songs. He began his musical training as a vocalist, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009. Subsequently, he earned an M.A. in History with special research on Mappila songs and performing arts in 2011, both are from the PSMO College, Tirurangadi. There, he researched and submitted a project titled “The Cultural Landscape of Muslims of Malabar: A Study of Literary and Artistic Tradition.” His ongoing PhD project, “Mappilapattu: A Source to Reach to the Life of Mappilas of Malabar” combines the research of his M.A. and his practical experience in the field of Mappila song, using these examples as case studies for a broader discussion of analytical methods for the analysis of Arab Islamic influence on music across cultures.
He presented his work at several conferences, including the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE), Royal Musical Association (RMA), and the Association of Ethnomusicology-Turkey and Sunway University Malaysia. He has participated in the fieldwork in Malabar along with the scholars Prof. Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy University of California, Los Angeles, Prof. Samuel Mark Anderson, New York University, Abu Dhabi, and Mr Rolf Killius, curator, and Ethnomusicologist, London.

Educational qualification
    1. M.A
Area of Interest
  1. History of Ancient India
  2. History of Medieval India
  • Awards/Recognitions:  Mappila Kala Ratna Award, Zakat Foundation of India Fellow
  • Professional memberships: 1. The Society for Ethnomusicology. 2. International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), Study Group on Music and Allied Arts of Greater South Asia. 3. The Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) Special Interest Groups: Analysis of World Music. 4. SEM Indigenous Music Section. 5. The Society for Arab Music Research (SAMR) 6. ICTM- South Asian Performing Arts Section.(SAPA) 7. SEM-The Historical Ethnomusicology. 8. The Indian Ocean study Group. (Sunway University, Malaysia) 9. Indian Council of Historical Research. 10. South Indian History Congress.
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  • Non-Academic positions: Assist. Co-ordinator Civil Services Academy
  • Date of Entry in Service: 30 – 12 – 2022
  • Countries visited: Srilanka
  • Research (Area/Expertise, Research Projects, funding etc.): 1. “Mappila Rhythms, Monsoon Connections.” Study and Documentation of Mappila Songs and Performing Arts of Malabar in 2019-20, Funded by the AramcoWorld, with Rolf Killius, Curator for Brent Museum, London and Non-European Musical Instruments, Musical Instrument Museum Markneukirchen, Germany. 2. “Kattupattu: the Love Letter Songs of Kerala”, The Letter Songs of Mappilas and the Psychological Impact of the Gulf Migration’ in 2019, with Sebastien Castlier, France, Reporter from the Middle East, The National News, Art, and Culture. Ongoing Projects 1. Ongoing restudy projects, ‘Prof. Arnold Bake’s Documentation and Recordings of Malabar in 1938’with Professor Amy Catalin Jairazboy, University of California, New York. 2. Project Assistant, The world and Traditional Music Section of British Library funded project in Northern Kerala and the Lakshadweep with Rolf Killius as principal investigator, Curator for Brent Museum, London and Non-European Musical Instruments, Musical Instrument Museum
  • Publications(Journal, Proceedings, Books/Chapter in books, Articles, Any other):
    • “Mappilapattu: A new reading through performing Arts”, International Journal of English Language and literature, Vol:6, Issue 10, 2018.
    • “War-songs and Anti-colonial struggles in Malabar”, International Journal of Research and Analytical Review. Vol: 5, Issue 3, 2018
    • “Mappilapattu: As a source to reach out to the life of Mappilas of Malabar”, International Journal of research in humanities art and literature, Vol:6, Issue 9, 2018.
    • “Mappilapattu: A source of Artistic Weapon”, International Journal of English Language and literature, Vol: 6, Issue 9, 2018.
    • Chapter in Books:  1. Women play Sing the Earth: Music and Women, Edited by Prof. Ozlem Dogus Varli, Association of Ethnomusicology, Turkey.
    • Seminar Papers:   1. “Migration and Emotion: Transnational Musical Flow Around the Indian Ocean”, International Workshop on Crossing The Indian Ocean, Sunway University, Malaysia, October 30-31. 2. “Reconnecting and Mobilising the Chain of Gulf Migration and Kattu Pattu”, an International virtual symposium on Women Play/Sing The Earth- Music and Women, Association of Ethnomusicology, Turkey, May 21-24, 2021. 3. “Where Spices Love Music, Emotion, and Vigour: A Voyage to the Kolkkali Performance of Mappilas of Malabar”, British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association, Research Students Conference, Online, University of Cambridge, 12-14, January 2021. 4. “Musical Oars in the Arabian Sea: A Voyage to the Kolkkali Performance of Mappilas of Malabar”, 65th Annual Virtual Meeting, The Society for Ethnomusicology, October, 22-31, 2020. 5. “Mappilappattu; As a source to reach to the life of Mappilas of Malabar”, International Council for Traditional Music, ICTM, Study Group on Music and Allied Arts of Greater South Asia, International Research Symposium, University of Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA), Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 12-14,2019. 6. “Multi-ethnic Music impressions: From the Arabian Peninsula and Beyond”, Department of History, PSMO College, Tirurangadi on 05 September 2019. 7. “Genesis of Livelihood, Loneliness and Letter Songs”, International seminar on Mobility in Search of Livelihood- The Migratory Dynamics of Kerala, Department of Economics PSMO college and NORKA Roots, Government of Kerala on 10 June 2019. 8. “History of Transnational Migration: Psychological Aspects of Letter songs”, International seminar on ‘Transcending Boundaries-Transnational Migration From Malabar’, Department of Economics, EMEA College, Kondotty on 04 February 2019. 9. “Connected Histories: Travel, Trade and Traditions of Malabar and West Asia” International seminar, Department of West Asian Studies, EMEA College, Kondotty. 10. “Tunes, Times and Transition: Migration History of Malabar and Indian Ocean world,” International Conference on Transnational Migration in Transition- The Transformative Characteristics of Migration From Malabar, Department of Economics, PSMO College, Tirurangadi on 29 January 2019. 11. “War-songs (Padapattu) And Anti-colonial struggles in Malabar”, Two-day National seminar, Department of History, Malappuram Government college and The Directorate of Collegiate Education, October 5-6, 2018. 12. “Women Representation in Mappila Literature”, Two-day National seminar on ‘Introspecting New Women: Discourses in Regional Literature during Colonial Period’, Sri C Achuta Menon Government College, Thrissur, September 27-28,2018. 13. “Mappilapattu: A Source of Inspiration, Aspiration, and Amalgamation”, 38th South Indian History Congress, Department of History, University of Calicut, January 28-30, 2018. SEMINARS/ WEBINARS ORGANIZED 1. International Webinar on “Malik Amber and Afro- South Asian Political Leadership in World History”, Omar H . Ali, Lloyd International Honors College, the University of North Carolina on 1st February 2021. 2. International Webinar on “Sha Abdul Latif’s Music in Meshworks of Land and Sea”, Pei-Ling Huang, PhD, Music Department, Harvard University, on 19th December 2020. 3. International Webinar on “Religious Encounters: Empowerment Through Tamil Parai Drumming”, Zoe C. Sherinian, The University of Oklahoma, on 11th February 2021. 4. Coordinated, New York University (Abu Dhabi) Students J-Term study abroad program in Kerala with Professor Samuel Mark Anderson, NYU, Abu Dhabi and Neelima Jayachandran, Pennsylvania State University, January 7-15,2020. 5. International Webinar on “Uncovering Musical Histories in South Asia: Case Studies from Sri Lank and Beyond “, Dr Eshantha Joseph Peiris, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 17, 2021, 6. International Webinar on “The Future starts Yesterday – How Archival Resources, Oral History and Museum Collections translate into meaningful practice and create new knowledge”, Rolf Killius, SOAS, University of London, Sunday, July 18, 2021. 7. International Webinar on “Repatriations, Restudies, Activism, and Archiving: Arnold Bake’s A-V Survey of Religious Music Throughout South Asia and the Paradox of Giving-While-Keeping Inalienable Musical Possessions, Prof.(Dr.) Amy Catlin Jairazbhoy, University of California, 27 July 2021. 8. International Webinar on “Arnold Bake’s Recordings of Jarigan: Historical Perspectives on a Bengali Muslim Performance Tradition”, Christian Poske. PhD, SOAS University of London, 30 July 2021. INVITED LECTURES 1. Invited talk on Transnational Migration in Transition organised by Department of Economics, PSMO College, Tirurangadi. 2. Invited talk on Transcending Boundaries-Transnational Migration From Malabar organised by Department of Economics, EMEA College, Kondotty. 3. Invited talk on “The importance of Civil Services Exam” organized by Yenepoya University Mangalore. 4. Invited talk on the importance of Republic Day organised by NSS unit PSMO College, on 25 Jan 2019. 5. Invited talk on ‘Importance of History in Competitive Examinations EMEA College, Dept. of West Asia studies, on 16 th October 2019. 6. Invited talk on the topic ‘Education, Society and the role of Youth at IU College, Dept. of History on 23rd October 2019. 7. Invited talk on the topic ‘How to crack Civil service Examinations’ at PMST College on 31st October 2019. 8. Invited talk on the topic ‘Vaidyar Maduryam’ at EMEA College on 18 th February 2020. 9. Invited talk on the topic ‘Reread History for a Better Understanding’ at MES college, Mampad on 3rd February 2020 10. Invited talk on How to face challenges in education at Tirurangadi Yateem Khana on 10th November 2019. 11. Invited talk on How to Prepare for Civil Services Examination, Nilagiri Arts and Science College, Nilagiri on May 18, 2020. 12. Invited talk on the Competitive Examination of Kerala, zakat foundation of India, June 26, 2020. 13. Invited talk on the Importance of History and Competitive Examinations, Nilagiri Arts and Science College, Nilagiri on Nov 14, 2020. 14. Invited talk on How to Prepare for Civil Services Examination Baithul Izza Arts and Science College, Narikkuni on June 26, 2021.
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