Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement

Hardcover | February 17, 2014

bySyeda Saiyidain Hameed

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Maulana Azad was the first education minister of India and a dynamic individual with multiple facets to his personality. He is equally known as one of the foremost freedom fighters, an Urdu poet who also wrote treatises on philosophy and religion. Azad had hoped to lead not only the Muslims but all Indians to freedom. From 1903, when he picked up his pen to launch his first journal, till Partition, he never lost sight of his larger constituency - all Indians, regardless of religion. Why then is one who aspired and worked for nationalleadership remembered only as the leader of the Muslims of India? Why then did he lose to Jinnah, an individual who generally stood for everything which ran contrary to his beliefs? In this thought-provoking work, Syeda S. Hameed takes a fresh look at the works, politics, and life of Maulana AbulKalam Azad.

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Maulana Azad was the first education minister of India and a dynamic individual with multiple facets to his personality. He is equally known as one of the foremost freedom fighters, an Urdu poet who also wrote treatises on philosophy and religion. Azad had hoped to lead not only the Muslims but all Indians to freedom. From 1903, when ...

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed currently serves on the Planning Commission of the Indian Government with responsibilities including health, women and children, and minority rights; and as Chancellor of The Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:325 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:February 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199450463

ISBN - 13:9780199450466

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ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. The Formative Years2. Breaking Free3. Rise of the Crescent: Al Hilal4. Guiding the Quom: Tazkirah5. Muslim Politics: Khilafat6. Fatwa Against the British: Quol-e-Faisal7. National Politics8. Tarjuman-ul-Quran9. Hindu-Muslim Unity10. The Man Within: Ghubar-i-Khatir11. President and NegotiatorEpilogueSelect BibliogrpahyIndexAbout the Author