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Sir Syed Ahmed Khan: his life and legacy

Malik, I.H and Mahmood Masood, S (2017) Sir Syed Ahmed Khan: his life and legacy. In: The Pakistan Society Events Series, 24 January 2017, The Pakistan Society, London, UK.

Abstract

A visitor to Britain in 1868-9, Sir Syed researched at the British Museum; interacted with Charles Darwin, Thomas Carlyle and several other well-known Victorians besides visiting Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol. On his return to India, he founded the first-ever modern Muslim college at Aligarh, which in 1920 became a full-fledged university. Mr Mahmood Masood, the great-grandson of Sir Syed also spoke at the occasion. E M Forster had, in fact, dedicated his well-known novel, 'A Passage to India' to Sir Ross Masood, Mahmood’s grandfather and Sir Syed’ grandson.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 10:41
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