Peoples Mission to the Ottoman Empire: M. A. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission, 1912-13

Hardcover | December 10, 2014

byBurak Akcapar

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During the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, concerned Muslims around India mobilized to dispatch three medical teams to treat wounded Ottoman soldiers. Among them, the one organized by Mohammad Ali Jauhar and directed by Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari caught the limelight, thanks to the regular letters sent homeby the director of the Mission and published in the weekly Comrade journal. In the body of scholarship on Ottoman pan-Islamism, as a manifestation of pan-Islamist political ideology and Muslim internationalist action and its influence on the 1919 Khilafat Movement in India, the 1912-13 IndianMedical Mission has not been analysed in detail. This book studies the letters by the director of the Mission and the political and ideational context of the period to provide the first full narrative history of the Medical Mission, detailing its simultaneously humanitarian and political purposes and activities in Turkey. The Mission was as much ahumanitarian initiative as it was an effort to heal the pride of the Muslim population in India. This is their story, reconstructing to the extent possible their thoughts, voice, and the era that shaped them.

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During the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, concerned Muslims around India mobilized to dispatch three medical teams to treat wounded Ottoman soldiers. Among them, the one organized by Mohammad Ali Jauhar and directed by Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari caught the limelight, thanks to the regular letters sent homeby the director of the Mission and publishe...

Burak Akcapar is a Turkish diplomat, author, and scholar. As a career diplomat, Ambassador Akcapar has served as the Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Republic of Turkey to India, Nepal, and Maldives.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.7 × 5.59 × 0.01 inPublished:December 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198099576

ISBN - 13:9780198099574

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M. Hamid Ansari: ForewordAcknowledgments1. IntroductionPART ONE2. The Penultimate War of the Ottoman Empire3. The Ottoman Empire and Hindustan4. A Portrait of Pan-IslamismPART TWO5. The Unintended Travelogue6. The Indian Medical Mission in Turkey7. The Indian Medical Mission in HindsightEpilogueAppendix: Letters from Dr M.A. Ansari to Maulana Mohammad Ali JauharSelect BibliographyIndexAbout the Author