Indian Muslims Against British Rule
This book 'Indian Muslims Against British Rule' includes the events of the Uprising of 1857 and the participation of the Muslims, particularly the theologians as their religious duty to uproot the British rule from the Indian subcontinent. They actively participated not only during the Uprising of 1857 but even before and after the same upheaval. They also suffered a lot for that very involvement, and brutally crushed in all over North India. They were the real heroes who mobilized not only the Muslims in the name of Jihad, martyrdom, freedom and the nation but also to the Hindus for the sake of their religion and nation. It was the first time when even the Hindus frequently used the term Jihad to their fights against the British and in most of the places they arrayed under the green Islamic flag. This work is an attempt to prove the Muslims, a true patriot and the real hero of the first war of independence, and remind the readers, what actually happened during the inordinate episode in 1857 and thereafter. It's the work of different historical dimension with independent analysis and research in the modern context. In this work, I have tried to do justice to the ideologically complex topic which was the need of the time and awaken my readers about the Muslim torch bearers which always taught the lesson of love to the country and its people irrespective of caste and creed. Apart from the general history of the Uprising, the role of the Wahabi and Faraizi Movements also has been discussed in the context of the circumstances after a deep research and analysis. The role of the personalities like Bahadur Shah Zafar, General Bakht Khan, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Mirza Ghalib, and other related personalities have been very widely discussed. The print media or journalism of that time, particularly the Urdu Press which was the main source of inspiration to the common people has also been discussed in detail. I have much hope with this book that it would change the common mindset which has been developed about the Indian Muslim since the partition of India.
- Paperback | 168 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.65mm | 312.98g
- 19 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Dr Aijaz Ahmad
Dr. Aijaz Ahmad was born on 16th August, 1969, at Motipur village in Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. After completing his early education in Basti, he took admission in AMU Aligarh in 1985 for higher studies and completed B.A. (Hons), M.A. and M.Phil. in History. He also qualified NET and JRF test conducted by UGC. In 2000, he obtained his Ph.D. degree as a teacher candidate from Jamia Millia Islamia. In 1994, he was appointed as a lecturer in History in YMD College Nuh in Mewat District of Haryana. New Delhi. Now he is working as Associate Professor in History department of the same college. In his service career in the same college he got published nine research papers in national and international journals and proceedings of the Indian History Congress. He has also got published four books titled "Aligarh Muslim University: An Educational and Political History, 1920-47," "Mewat: A Retrospective," "Indian Muslims Against British Rule" and "Uprising of 1857."