Kunwar Mohammad Ashraf (1903-1962) belonged to Malkhana Rajput family Well versed in Persian and Arabic languages, Ashraf was an eminent historian and a scholar of Islamic studies. During 1948-1954 Ashraf lived in exile in London. After returning to India in 1954 he taught in the University of Kashmir at Srinagar and the University of Delhi. In 1960 he went to Berlin as a Visiting professor and stayed there till he breathed his last in 1962. Ashraf papers and articles are now treasured in Nehru Museum at Teen Murti House, New Delhi.
HINDU-MUSLIM QUESTION AND OUR FREEDOM STRUGGLE
1857-1935 (SET OF 2 VOL)
The book is a document written in 1946 regarding the genesis of the Muslim League’s demand for Pakistan. It was submitted to the Communist Party of India for discussion. Due to the hectic political activities, partition and its aftermath and change in the CPI leadership in 1948 etc. this discussion did not take place. In this book Ashraf traces the genesis of the Hindu-Muslim question and shows that at various phases the two communities had very closely cooperated in the freedom movement and how, again through stages they drifted away to reach a stage of no compromise and insistence on partition. Through profuse documentation Ashraf demonstrates the evolution of Congress-league relationship from serious cooperation to its total disruption.
Publisher: SUNRISE PUBLICATIONS