ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Azad Paragon of Syncretism

Islamic Seal on India's Independence by Syeda Saiyidain Hameed; Oxford University Press, Karachi, 1998; pp 303, price not stated. MAULANA AZAD is a seminal contribution to Indian freedom struggle as well as to evolving composite nationalism in India. He was a towering figure among nationalist leaders in general and among Indian Muslims in particular. His intellectual contribution is so rich (hat more one writes about it, less it is. During his birth centenary a few years ago many books were published on him. The unpublished 30 pages of his political autobiography India Wins Freedom were also published in late 1980s and aroused much debate.

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