In the history of India's transition from medievalism to modernism, Sayyid Ahmad Khan stands out as a inertia and ignorance. He paved the way for the growth of /C51 dynamic force pitted against conservatism, superstition, a healthy scientific attitude of mind that is a sine qua non for advancement, both material and intellectual....
The author of this book, Prof. Khalique Ahmad Nizami was a renowned historian and retired as the Head of the Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
This biography of Sayyid Ahmad Khan, one of the architects of modern India, is based on a number of sources, particularly noteworthy among them being the letters of the Sayyid and the new material recently made available by the opening of an Archives Section in the Maulana Azad Library at the Aligarh Muslim University. A detailed bibliography of the sources is given in Appendix B.
I any grateful to Shri R.R. Diwakar, General Editor of the Builders of Modern India Series, for this kindness in going through the synopsis and making valuable suggestions and to Dr. Yusuf Husain Khan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, for his kind help and guidance.
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