Professor KHURSHEED KAMAL AZIZ was born in December 1927, in village Ballamabad near Faisalabad. He was educated at the M. B. High School Batala, Forman Christian College and the Government College, Lahore, and the Victoria University of Manchester. He has been on the academic staff of the Government College, Lahore, and of the Universities of the Punjab, London, Cambridge, Khartoum and Heidelberg, and has delivered occasional lectures at the Universities of Karachi, Peshawar, Dacca, Islamabad, Hull, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Geneva, Oxford and Bergen.During intervals snatched from teaching abroad he has served at home as Deputy Official Historian to the Government of Pakistan, Chairman of the National Commission on Historical and Cultural Research, and Special Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister (Z. A. Bhutto). Author of over a dozen books, he is a historian of rank with an international reputation.
PUBLIC LIFE IN MUSLIM INDIA 1850-1947
A COMPENDIUM OF BASIC INFORMATION ON POLITICAL, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION ACTIVE IN PRE-PARTITION INDIA
Next to the methods and decrees of the British government, the most important part of our modem history is composed of the activities and functions of the parties and movements which the Muslims of India established from 1850 onwards.
Their organization and attitudes, aims and objects, and policies and resolutions determined the political evolution of the subcontinent. And yet very little information has so far been available about them. Professor Aziz has prepared this compendium to fill this gap.
After an extensive search among original sources and comparatively reliable secondary literature he has brought together in one volume all the basic data on the political parties, national movements, and cultural, religious, educational and literary societies, associations and other public bodies formed by the Muslims of India during British rule.
Even minor and less known organizations and institutions have not been omitted.
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS