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A Moral Reckoning: Muslim Intellectuals in Nineteenth-Century Delhi

Mushirul Hasan


While many books have been written about India's Muslim intellectuals such as Muhammad Husain Azad (1830-1910), Muhammad Zakaullah (1832–1910), Nazir Ahmad (1836–1912), Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817–1898), Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797–1869), and Khwaja Altaf Husain Hali (1837–1914), little is known about their lives, theories, and activities or their attitudes and behaviour towards one another, their own reappraisal of culture and identity, their responses to the onset of British rule, and their experience of living through the 1857 Rebellion. This book analyses the different views permeating s ... More

Keywords: nineteenth century Delhi, Muslim intellectuals, Muhammad Zakaullah, Nazir Ahmad, Islam in India, religion in nineteenth century India, religious pluralism, 1857 Rebellion, British rule in India, Shariat, Muslim identity, modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195691979
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195691979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mushirul Hasan, author
Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia