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A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948

Neera Burra


A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab is the autobiography of Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863–1948), a social reformer, science educator, and, in later life, an active participant in political affairs. It provides a rich account of the social, political, and intellectual ferment in the Punjab in the mid to late nineteenth century, seen through the eyes of a thoughtful observer who grew up in a business family in Dera Ismail Khan (now in Waziristan, Pakistan), and went on to Lahore, where he settled as a Professor of Chemistry at the Government College, Lahore. Sahni’s energetic life is evident from the range ... More

Keywords: Autobiography, social, political and intellectual ferment, Punjab, mid to late nineteenth century, Government College, Lahore, social reform, Brahmo Samaj, science education, Congress Enquiry Committee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199474004
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199474004.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neera Burra, editor
Advisor to the India Programme, Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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