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People's Mission to the Ottoman Empire: M. A. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission, 1912-13

Burak Akçapar


During the Balkan Wars of 1912–13, concerned Muslims around India mobilized to dispatch three medical teams to treat wounded Ottoman soldiers. Among them the one organized by Mohammad Ali Jauhar and directed by Dr Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari caught the limelight, thanks to the regular letters sent home by the director of the mission and published at the weekly Comrade journal. In the body of scholarship on Ottoman pan-Islamism and its influence on the 1919 Khilafat Movement in India, the 1912–13 Indian Medical Mission is understudied as a manifestation of pan-Islamist political ideology and Muslim in ... More

Keywords: Balkan Wars, Balkans, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, India, Indian Muslims, Pan-Islamism, religious internationalism, Comrade journal, global Muslim public opinion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198099574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Burak Akçapar, author
Turkish Diplomat