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Oxford of the East: Aligarh Muslim University 1920-2020

Juhi Gupta (Author) Abdur Raheem Kidwai (Author)

Oxford of the East: Aligarh Muslim University (1920-2020) Centenary Commemorative Volume consists of 17 articles by scholars from the USA, UK, Portugal, Canada and India. The volume brings into sharper light the evolution, history and accomplishments of this great seat of learning. Established initially as Madarsatul Uloom in 1875 by the visionary educationist Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (181 7-1 898), it grew into the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College in 1877 and was elevated as the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 1920. The AMU has been consistently ranked in the last decade among the top universities in the country. It has imparted life skills and the highest academic degrees to generations of underprivileged students and thus achieved the remarkable feat of social engineering. Renowned for its halls of residence, it forges bonds of lifelong cordial relations among thousands of its students, many of whom have made a mark the world over. Also, it has all along been an outstanding identity marker of the Indian Muslims who have been engaged in nation building in their own ways, from President and Vice-Presidents of lndia to FNAs, Padma and Sahitya awardees, public figures, legal and literary luminaries, sportspersons and artists. The AMU stands out as a living example of the glorious secular and academic credentials of the country.

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About the author

Abdur Raheem Kidwai

Professor Abdul Reheem Kidwai is the Director of K.A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies, apart from being Professor of English and Director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre at the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His areas of special interest are: English and Urdu language and literature, Literary Orientalism and Quranic Studies. He has to his credit two Ph.D.s in English, one from the University of Leicester, UK, and the other from the AMU, around 40 years teaching experience and more than 30 books. some of his works published by Viva are: Literary Orientalism: A Companion (2013), What is in the Quran? Message of the Quran is Simple English (2013), Believing Critical Eassy on British Muslim Fiction (co-edited, 2016), Orientalism in English Literature: Perception of Islam and Muslim (2016) and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Muslim Renaissance Man of India (edited,2017).

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Title Oxford of the East: Aligarh Muslim University 1920-2020
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Viva Books
Language: English
isbn 9789390054237
length 356p., 153 x 229cm.