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1857: Urdu Sources

Hamid Afaq Qureshi (Author) I.H. Ansari (Author)
Synopsis The present book is a collection of literal translation and some exhaustive notes culled from Muraqqa-I-Khusravi, waql’at-I-Dar-ul-Hukumat Delhi, Tarikh-I-Nagpur, Majra-I-Watan: Tarikh Malegaon and Zilah Nasik, Tarikh-I-Shahjahanpur, Naqsh-I-Sulaiman, Ahsan-ut-Tawarikh and east India Company Aur Baghi Ulema unraveling the events of 1857 for the benefit of the future researchers of this theme. Time and again, lack of knowledge of Persian and Urdu keeps a mass of clinching historical material away from our grasp. This humble attempt serves the purpose of removing this bottleneck to some extent in respect of 1857. These books throw light upon the events of Delhi, Lucknow, dfaizabad, Meerut, Firozpur, Ludhiana, Bulandshahar, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Etawah, Mathura, Kanpur, Fatehpur,  Akbarabad, Farrukhabad, Bareilly, Shahjahanpur, Nagpur, Nasik, Patna, Jamlera, balagarh, Bulandshahr, Agra, Alwar, malegaon, Multan, Banda, Ilahabad, Badaun, Najibabad, Bari, Sambhal, Amroha, Aligarh, Fatehpur Chowrasi, parsadipur, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Sultanpur, bahraich, Barabanki, Khairabad, Muhammadi, Bani, Magarwara, Chandah Partapgath, Amethi Bandagi, haidargarh, Kakori, Baundi, baiswarah, Bhutwat, Calcutta, Barracjpore, Ambala, Bijnor (near Lucknow), garh Amethi, Sitapur, dariabad, Azamgarh, Benaras, jaunpur and the role of the Mewatis, the ulema and the Sufis in 1857. The most important parts of these books are a lot of biographicals details, leanings, perceptions, actions, manouvres, moods, weaponry, supplies, leadership, etc. of those who mattered most in this unique event of History, which is not to be found elsewhere.
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About the authors

Hamid Afaq Qureshi

Dr. Hamid Afaq Qureshi, M.A. (History), M.A. (Pol. Sc.) and Ph.D. (History), was born on 2nd July, 1945. He has published 92 research papers on different aspects of the Indian History, out of which 44 were exclusively on the History of Awadh, in the Proceedings' Volumes of the Indian History Congress, U.P. History Congress, South India HIstory Congress and Indian History and Culture Society, Journal of the Indian History, Bengal Past and Present, The Quarterly Review of Historical Studies, U.P. Historical Review Maarif, Naya Daur, Ajkal, Nai Duniya, Saaz-e-Sarmadi, Qaumi Awaz and Hamari Tauheed. He helped 6 research scholars in completing their Ph.Ds. He was Joint Secretary of U.P History Congress during 1985-1988 and a Member of the Executive Committee of the South Indian History Contress (1988) and U.P. History Congress (1989). He is author of Degeneration of the army of Awadh under Shuja-ud-daulah and Asaf-ud-daulah; The Flickers of an Independent Nawabi: Nawab Wazir Ali Khan of Avadh: and the Mughals, the English and the Rulers of Awadh: A Kaleidoscopic Study.

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I.H. Ansari

Professor I.H. Ansari (b 1946) studies History (1964-1968) at he university of Allahabad, from where he later obtained DPhil in 1996 for his work on Deoband School. He joined U.P. Higher education (Group A) service in 1972, remained lecturer from 1972-1974 and Head, Deptt. Of History from 1974-1997 in various Govt. degree and Post-graduate colleges. He was promoted as principal in 1997, in which capacity he retired from Govt. degree College. Talbehet (Lalitpur) in papers dealing with different aspects of Indian History & Culture and many PhD researchers are working under his supervision and guidance. On Superannuation, he is engaged in scholarly pursuits of translating and editing rare Persian and Urdu sources and the present work is a mute witness thereof.

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Bibliographic information

Title 1857: Urdu Sources
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189267636
length xii+203p., Glossary; Index; 23cm.