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  • Selected Speeches and Writings of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah
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    Ed. K. K. Aziz, London: Kegan Paul International, 1998, 2 vols.

     

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    0 71030 427 7
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  • Aga Khaninfo-icon III (1877–1957) was the 48th Imaminfo-icon of the Shiainfo-icon Ismaili Muslims. Through his intimate knowledge of Eastern as well as Western cultures, he was uniquely placed to play a significant role in the international affairs of his time, and his long public career had many dimensions. He was a member of the Indian Imperial Legislative Council (1902–1904), President of the All India Muslim League (1906–1913), and founder of the All India Muslim Conference (1928–29). He successfully campaigned for separate electorates for all Muslims of India, leading a delegation in 1906 to the Viceroy for this purpose. He was the leader of the Muslim, and the entire Indian, delegation to the Round Table Conference in London (1930–32), which discussed India’s constitutional future. In 1934 he was appointed a member of the British Privy Council. He served as India’s representative at the Conference for the Reduction of Armaments in Geneva in 1932, and as the chief delegate of India at the League of Nations in the 1930s. In 1937 he was unanimously elected President of the League.
     

    Aga Khan III was a social reformer whose concerns included the alleviation of rural poverty and raising the social status of women in society. An advocate of modern education, he became an ardent supporter of male and female educational advancement in India and East Africa, and played a key role in the development of the Muslim University of Aligarh. A keen connoisseur of culture, he advocated a truly multicultural education blending the best and highest of Western and Eastern literary classics. He was a champion of amity between nations and peoples. In India he consistently supported the ideal of Hindu–Muslim unity, reminding both that India was their common parent. On the international scene he strove consistently for world peace.
     

    Coming from diverse and often near–unobtainable sources, this monumental work covering the years from 1902 to 1955, represents the first ever systematic publication of the speeches and writings of a major Muslim figure on the world stage in the first half of the 20th century. Among the topics covered are constitutional progress in India, education, rural development, Hindu–Muslim unity, Indians in Africa, the renaissance of Islamic culture, the importance of science and technology, the status of women, Islam in the modern age and Pan–Islamism.

  • Volume I 1902–1927
     

    List of Abbreviations
     

    Acknowledgements
     

    Preface
     

    Introduction
     

    1. In the Days of My Youth
      A Chapter of Autobiography
      15 August 1902
    2. Muslim Education in India
      Presidential Address to the All India Muhammadan Educational Conference
      Delhi: 1902
    3. The Finances of India – I
      Budget Speech in the Council of the Governor General
      Calcutta: 25 March 1903
    4. The Finances of India – II
      Budget Speech in the Council of the Governor General
      Calcutta: 30 March 1904
    5. The True Purpose of Education
      Speech at the Muslim Educational Conference
      Bombay: 1904
    6. The Defence of India
      An Article
      London: September 1905
    7. A Bill of Muslim Rights
      The Memorial Presented by a Muslim Deputation to the Viceroy of India
      Simla: 1 October 1906
    8. Some Thoughts on Indian Discontent
      An Article
      London: February 1907
    9. Advice to the Muslim League
      Inaugural Address to the Deccan Muslim League Meeting
      Poona: 12 August 1908
    10. The Problem of the Minorities in India
      Interview with The Times
      London: 14 February 1909
    11. Recent Developments in Indian Politics
      Letter to the London Muslim League
      London: 23 February 1909
    12. The Muslim Problem in India
      Speech at the First Annual General Meeting of the London Muslim League
      London: 24 June 1909
    13. Acceptance to the Morley–Minto Reforms
      Telegram to The Times
      London: 15 November 1909
    14. Muslims and the Morley–Minto Reforms Letter to The Times
      London: 16 November 1909
    15. Some Aspects of Indian Reforms
      An Article
      London: December 1909
    16. Duties of Muslim Leadership in India
      Speech at a Reception Given by the Muslim Citizens of Bombay
      Bombay: 10 January 1910
    17. The Objectives of the Aligarh College
      Reply to the Address from the Trustees of the MAO College
      Aligarh: 26 January 1910
    18. The Awakening of Muslim India
      Inaugural Address to the All India Muslim League Third Annual Session
      Delhi: 29 January 1910
    19. British Monarchy and the Empire
      Interview with the Reuters Agency
      London: May 1910
    20. An Agenda for the Indian Muslims
      Interview with The Times of India
      Bombay: 23(?) December 1910
    21. Lord Minto’s Viceroyality
      An Article
      London: January 1911
    22. The Muslims of the British Empire
      A Lecture
      London: 3 July 1911
    23. India’s Education and Her Future Position in the Empire
      An Article
      London: July 1911
    24. Educational Needs of Muslim India
      Inaugural Speech at the All India Muhammadan Educational Conference
      Delhi: 4 December 1911
    25. Transfer of the Capital to Delhi
      A Statement on the Repeal of the Partition of Bengal
      Delhi: 17 December 1911
    26. The Repeal of the Partition of Bengal
      Statement on the Annulment of the Partition of Bengal
      10 February 1912
    27. Education for National Regeneration
      Speech at the Madrasah–i–Anjuman–i–Islam, Bombay
      Bombay: 4 March 1912
    28. The Need For a Muslim University
      Interview with The Times of India
      Bombay: 8 March 1912
    29. An Appeal to the Indian Muslims to Help the Refugees of the Balkan War
      A Cablegram to the Raja of Mahmudabad
      London (?): December 1912
    30. India and the Balkan War: Position of Muslims
      An Article
      Bombay: 23 February 1913
    31. On the Necessity of Having Hindu Universities in India
      Speech at a Function in Honour of the Deputation of the Hindu University
      Bombay: 23 February 1913
    32. Public Services in India
      Evidence Given Before the Royal Commission on the Public Services of India
      Bombay: 3 March 1913
    33. The Ideals of Muslim India
      Speech at the Fifth Annual General Meeting of the London Muslim League
      London: 14 July 1913
    34. Resignation from the All India Muslim League Presidentship
      Letter to Sayyidinfo-icon Ameer Ali
      Paris: 2 November 1913
    35. Indians in South Africa and the Empire
      Speech at the Meeting Held to Protest Against Treatment of Indians in South Africa
      Bombay: 10 December 1913
    36. The Indian Muslim Outlook
      An Article
      London: January 1914
    37. The State of Muslim Politics in India
      Reply to the Address of Welcome by the Muslim Community of Burma
      Rangoon: 6 February 1914
    38. Advice to the Indian Residents in Burma
      Reply to the Address of Welcome Presented by the Indian and Other Communities of Burma
      Rangoon: 13 February 1914
    39. Voluntary Work and the War Effort
      Speech at a Meeting of the Indian Volunteers Committee
      London: 1 October 1914
    40. Turkey, The War and Muslim India
      Message to the Indian Muslims on Turkish Entry into the War
      London: 2 November 1914
    41. The Example of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
      Speech at the Meeting Held in Memory of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
      London: 8 December 1915
    42. The Quatrains of Umar Khayyam
      Foreword to John Pollen’s Translation of Umar Khayyam
      London: 1915
    43. In Defence of Lord Hardinge
      Letter to The Times
      London (?): 17 July 1917
    44. Gokhale’s Last Political Testament
      Letter to The Times
      London: 12 August 1917
    45. India in Transition: A Study in Political Evolution
      Extracts from a Book
      London and Bombay: June 1918
    46. Tribute to E. S. Montagu and Lord Sinha
      Speech at a Banquet Hosted in Honour of Lord Sinha
      London: 7 March 1919
    47. The Post–War Future of Turkey
      Letter (with Sayyid Ameer Ali) to The Times
      London: 3 July 1919
    48. Indian Muslim Sentiment and Turkey
      Letter (with Sayyid Ameer Ali) to The Times
      London: 2 August 1919
    49. Suffrage for the Indian Women
      Letter to The Times
      London: 8 August 1919
    50. The Making of the 1919 Reforms
      Evidence Before the Joint Select Committee on the Government of India Bill
      London: 10 October 1919
    51. The Dimensions of the Turkish Problem
      A Memorial to the Prime Minister of England on Behalf of His Majesty’s Muslim Subjects
      London: 12 December 1919
    52. The Future of India
      Speech at a Dinner in Honour of E. S. Montagu
      London: 19 December 1919
    53. British Policy in the East – I
      An Article
      London: 5 November 1920
    54. British Policy in the East – II
      An Article
      London: 6 November 1920
    55. India’s Connection with Britain
      Interview with the Press
      Bombay: 22 January 1921
    56. India Desires
      Speech at the Farewell Luncheon to Lord and Lady Reading
      London: 13 March 1921
    57. Indian Muslim Concern for Turkey
      Telegram to Lord Reading
      London: 8 July 1921
    58. Peace with Turkey
      Letter to The Times
      Paris: 8 November 1921
    59. Remembering Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
      Foreword to H. P. Mody’s Biography of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta
      Bombay: 1921
    60. Issues in Indian Politics
      Interview with The Bombay Chronicle
      Bombay: 3 February 1922
    61. Cancer Mortality
      Letter to The Times
      London (?): 7 June 1922
    62. A Royal Viceroy
      An Article
      London: 21 June 1922
    63. Bonar Law and the Turkish Question
      Letter to The Times
      London: 9 October 1922
    64. Possibility of a Turkish Settlement
      Interview with The Times of India
      Bombay: 15 December 1922
    65. Counsel to the Muslims of India
      Speech at the Anjuman–i–Islamia High School, Bombay
      Bombay: 15 January 1923
    66. The Indian Question in Kenya
      Letter to The Times of India
      Bombay: 23(?) January 1923
    67. Reforms in India and Kenya
      Interview with the Associated Press of India
      Bombay: 14 March 1923
    68. Hopes of Turkish Peace
      Reply to the Address of Welcome Presented by the Muslims of Madras
      Madras: 15 March 1923
    69. The Political Situation in India
      Interview with The Times of India
      Bombay: 7 April 1923
    70. On the Lausanne Treaty with Turkey
      Message to the Muslims
      Lausanne: 27 July 1923
    71. The New Muslim World
      An Article
      London: October 1923
    72. Appeal to Turkey to Retain the Khilafatinfo-icon
      Letter (with Sayyid Ameer Ali) to the Turkish Prime Minister
      London: 24 November 1923
    73. Reasons for the Appeal to Turkey
      Letter to The Times
      London: 16 December 1923
    74. Dangers of a Fresh War
      Interview with the Press
      Bombay: 13 January 1924
    75. Optimism and Good Will
      An Article
      London: 13 April 1924
    76. India’s Steel Industry
      Letter to The Times
      London: 28 April 1924
    77. The Moroccan War Sufferers
      Letter (with Lord Lamington and Sayyid Ameer Ali) to The Times
      London: 17 October 1924
    78. Lord Milnder’s “Credo”
      Letter to The Times
      Aix les Bains: 3 August 1925
    79. How to Live Long
      An Article
      London: 8 December 1925
    80. Felicitations to the Shah of Persia
      A Message
      London (?): 21 December 1925
    81. The Future of Indian Industry
      Interview with The Times of India
      Bombay: 8 January 1926
    82. The Treatment of the Indians in South Africa
      Speech at a Public Meeting Held to Protest Against the Treatment of Indians in South Africa
      Bombay: 15 January 1926
    83. Appeal on Behalf of a Mosque
      Speech at the Stone–laying Ceremony of a Mosque
      Nairobi: 24 March 1926
    84. Patriotism and Social Reform Among Kenya’s Indians
      Summary of Two Addresses Given Before the Ismaili Community
      Mombasa: 1–7 April 1926
    85. On Indian Unity
      Statement to the Press
      Bombay: 9 December 1927
    86. An Appeal for a Permanent Muslim Organization in India
      A Manifesto
      Bombay: 29 December 1927
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  • Prof. K.K. Aziz

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    Professor K.K. Aziz was one of Pakistan's leading historians and the author of numerous books on the history of Pakistan and Muslim India. He served on the academic staff of the Government College, Lahore, and the Universities of the Punjab, London, Khartoum and Heidelberg. He had also lectured on history, politics and Islam at the Universities of Karachi, Peshawar, Dacca, Islamabad, Hull, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Geneva, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and Bergen. In Pakistan his appointments have included: Deputy to the Official Historian; Chairman of the National Commission on Historical and...Read more