Author: K A Nizami
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123010672
This biography of Sayyid Ahmad Khan, one of the architects of modern India, is based on a number of sources, particularly noteworthy among them being the letters of the Sayyid and the new material recently made available by the opening of an Archives Section in the Maulana Azad Library at the Aligarh Muslim University. A detailed bibliography of the sources is given in Appendix B.
In the history of India's transition from medievalism to modernism, Sayyid Ahmad Kan stands out as a dynamic force pitted against conservatism, superstition, inertia and ignorance. He paved the way for the growth of a healthy scientific attitude of mind that is a sine qua non for advancement, both material and intellectual.
Ancestry, Birth And Early Life
In government Service
Visit To England
movement For Educational Advancement
As a Social Reformer
As a religious thinkers
Political Thought And Activities
Last Years And Death
Personalities, Ideas And Their Impact