Jamal Mian: The Life of Maulana Jamaluddin Abdul Wahab of Farangi Mahall, 1919-2012

ISBN : 9780199405688

Francis Robinson
460 Pages
142 x 223 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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This book relates the life of Jamal Mian Farangi Mahalli, a highly respected scion of Lucknow's scholarly culture and a major leader of the Pakistan Movement.


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List of Illustrations and Map
1. Jamal Mian announces himself
2. Jamal Mian's heritage
3. Jamal Mian's early life
4. The education of Jamal Mian
5. The devotional world of Farangi Mahall
6. Jamal Mian's rise to the front rank of Muslim Politics, 1936-43
7. Business, marriage, and friendships
8. The Simla Conference, fighting the 1945-46 elections, and membership of the UP Legislative Assembly, 1945-47
9. Middle East Delegation, Independence, the end of the All-India Muslim League, and the death of Gandhi, March 1947-January 1948
10. Things fall apart, 1949-50
11. Life in Dacca, 1951-57
12. Politics, business, international engagements, and the break-up of Pakistan, 1958-71
13. Life in Karachi, 1971-2012
14. The nature of the man and the meaning of his life
Appendix 1. Maulana Ruhullah's Milad
Appendix 2. Jamal Mian's two Khutbas given on the Maidan in Calcutta, Eid October 1943
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About the author: 

Francis Robinson is a British historian and Professor of the History of South Asia. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Trinity College Cambridge and went on to become the head of the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. In addition to visiting professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Chicago, Professor Robinson has twice been President of the Royal Asiatic Society and was appointed CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his contributions to Islamic Studies and Higher Education in 2006. A prolific writer, Professor Robinson has previously published numerous titles such as: The Mughal Emperors and the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran and Central Asia; Islam, South Asia and the West; The 'Ulama of Farangi Mahall and Islamic Culture in South Asia; and Islam and Muslim History in South Asia.

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