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Islam. Pluralism. Nationhood
Legacy of Maulana Azad
Paper Type: Book Print | Size: 260 x 178mm
Black and white; 30 images
ISBN-10: 9383098198 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-19-4

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, commonly remembered as Maulana Azad, rose to prominence through his work as a journalist, publishing works critical of the British Raj in the early 1920s. A powerful writer and an equally timulating orator, his sway over the Muslim communities was considered a threat by the government which looked for every opportunity to clip his wings and restrain his activities. But Azad took these tribulations gracefully and came to play a very decisive role as a senior leader of the Independence movement. Like his pen-name Azad, which meant free, here was a man who relentlessly strove to remove the shackles of incapacious thinking, challenging its rigidity, wisely integrating the munificence of Islam and pluralism into the folds of nationhood.


Mushirul  Hasan
Mushirul Hasan
Author

Professor Mushirul Hasan is an internationally renowned historian, prolific author and former Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is presently the Director-General of the National Archives of India. Professor Hasan has published books on India’s Partition, on communalism, and on the histories of Islam in South Asia. He has authored Partners in Freedom: Jamia Millia Islamia (2006); The Avadh Punch: Wit and Humour in Colonial North India (2007) and Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch (2012); and edited Mutiny Memoirs (2009); Sarojini Naidu: Her Way with Words (2012). He is also editor of the ongoing multi-volume history of the Indian National Congress, brought out by Niyogi Books starting in 2012.

Mushirul  Hasan
Mushirul Hasan
Foreword

Professor Mushirul Hasan is an internationally renowned historian, prolific author and former Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is presently the Director-General of the National Archives of India. Professor Hasan has published books on India’s Partition, on communalism, and on the histories of Islam in South Asia. He has authored Partners in Freedom: Jamia Millia Islamia (2006); The Avadh Punch: Wit and Humour in Colonial North India (2007) and Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch (2012); and edited Mutiny Memoirs (2009); Sarojini Naidu: Her Way with Words (2012). He is also editor of the ongoing multi-volume history of the Indian National Congress, brought out by Niyogi Books starting in 2012.