Muslim Freedom Fighters of India (3 Vols-Set)

Edited by S. Ganjoo, Anmol, 2002, xxvi, 796 p, 3 Vols, ISBN : 8126112816, $210.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Muslim Freedom Fighters of India/edited by S. Ganjoo

Contents: Vol. I: Preface. 1. Meeting of Muslim politicians at Lucknow, January 6, 1901. 2. Syed Mohammad’s Madras address (welcome speech of Syed Mohammad, as President of the Reception Committee of the Nineteenth Session of the Indian National Congress, held in Madras under the Presidentship of L.M. Ghose), December 28, 1903. 3. Muhammad Amin’s Allahabad address (deportation of a Turk, named Muhammad Amin, who has been addressing public meeting in Allahabad), April 25, 1901. 4. Correspondence between Muhammad Najib and Mirza Ghulam Haider of Peshawar: a report by the Criminal Intelligence Office, September 17, 1907. 5. Leakat Hussain and Abdul Ghafur’s case (judgement in the case in which Leakat Hussain and Abdul Ghafur were convinced for sedition in Barisal, January 27, 1907. 6. Conviction of Leakat Hussain (extract from "The Statesman", Calcutta regarding Leakat Hussain’s appeal and the test of the judgement, delivered in his case), May 30, 1908. 7. Saiyid Fazl-Ul-Hussain and the presentation of the Urdu-I-Mu’alla newspaper under section 12A, Indian Penal Code, August 4, 1908. 8. Fazl Hussan’s trial (extract from the "Times of India", Bombay), August 5, 1908. 9. Letter from Maulvi Mohammad Aziz, Honorary Secretary, All India Moslem League to the Private Secretary to Viceroy, October 11, 1911. 10. Letter from Maulvi Leakat Hussain, Secretary, Swadeshi Association, Calcutta, to the Secretary, Government of India, Home Department Political, October 20, 1911. 11. Hasan Nizami and "Kitab-Ul-Amr", July 6, 1912. 12. Hasan Nizami and "Kitab-Ul-Amr" (proposed section against Hassan Nizami, author of objectionable pamphlet entitled "Kitab-Ul-Amr"). 13. Activities of Nadir Ali, Mushtaq Hussain, Saiyid Amir Ali, Zafar Ali Khan and others: a secret report, July 16, 1912. 14. Muhammad Barkatullah and the Islamic fraternity (action taken by the Secretary of State, on the proposal to bring to the notice of the Japanese Government the facts regarding Maulavi Muhammad Barkatullah and his paper "The Islamic Fraternity") November 18, 1912. 15. Muhammad Barkatullah and the "Islamic Fraternity" (action taken by the Government of Japan against the anti-British newspaper of Tokio entitled "The Islamic Fraternity" edited by Maulvi Muhammad Barkatullah), December 16, 1912. 16. Mazhar-ul-Haque’s Bankipur address (welcome address of Mazhar-Ul-Haque, the Chairman of the Reception Committee of the Twenty Seventh Session of the Indian National Congress, held at Bankipur), December 26, 1912. 17. Mohammad Ali and "The Comrade" (instruction by Mr. Mohammad Ali, editor of The Comrade, of an appeal before the Calcutta High Court, regarding the forfeiture under the Indian Press Act, I of 1910, of the pamphlet entitled Come over into Macedonia and Help Us; and opinion expressed by the Special Bench of the High Court that the notification of forfeiture was defective in that it did not state the grounds of opinion of the local government), August 17, 1913. 18. Syed Mohammad’s Karanchi address (presidential speech, delivered by Syed Mohammad at the Annual Session of the Indian National Congress held at Karanchi), December 26, 1913. 19. ‘Ajuman Khuddan-I-Kaaba; Shaukat Ali, Abul Kalam Azad, Abdul Bari, Mohammad Ali, Mushir Hussain, Kidwai Shaik, Maqbul Hussain and other: a report regarding the society started in the United Provinces called the "Anjuman-i-Khuddam-i-Kaaba" or "Society of the Servants of the Kaaba", March 16, 1914. 20. Abdul Qaiyum Haqqani’s proposal to have a "Fatwa" drawn up dealing with the duties and obligations, April 16, 1914. 21. Muhammad Ali and "The Comrade" (question whether Muhammad Ali, editor of "The Comrade" newspaper of Delhi, can be dealt with under the Foreigners Act 1864 (III of 1864)), October 18, 1914. 22. Muhammad Ali and "The Comrade" (question whether Muhammad Ali, editor of "The Comrade" newspaper of Delhi, can be dealt with under the Foreigners Act 1884 (III of 1864)), October 18, 1914. 23. "Hamdard", "Comrade" and Mohammad Ali. (objectionable articles published in "The Comrade" and "Hamdard" newspapers and warning given to the editor: Mr. Mohammad Ali), August 4, 1915. 24. Abul Wali’s internment (internment of Kazi Abdul Wali at Chinwara in the central provinces, under the Devende of India Act (Criminal Law Amendment) Act 1915), August 9, 1915. 25. Mohammad Ali, Shaukat Ali and Abul Kalam Azad’s internment (internment of Muhammad Ali and Shaukat Ali at Mehrauli in the province of Delhi, and proposal to prohibit Abul Kalam Azad from visiting Delhi), 1915. 26. Meeting with Ali brothers (extracts from a note by Mr. S.H. Fremantle, C.I.E., I.C.S. Magistrate and Collector of Allahabad on his meeting with Muhammad Ali and Shaukat Ali), November 21, 1915. 27. Appeal and application by Abul Kalam Azad and Farooq Ali etc., 1915.

Vol. II: Preface. 1. Khwaja Hasan Nizami and associates: a report (16-01-1915). 2. Ghulam Qadir Khan and the Zamindar’ and the Lammat’ (orders issued under rule 3 of the Defence of India (consolidation) Rules, 1915, against Ghulam Qadir Khan, printer and publisher of the ‘Zamindar’ and Lamat newspapers of Lahore) (28-04-1916). 3. Treatment of Abul Kalam Azad (letter from the Secretary to the Government of India to the Chief Secretary to the Government of Bihar and Orissa) (20-05-1916). 4. Refusal to entry of Abul Kalam Azad (orders passed by Central Government, under rule 3 of the Defence of India Rules, refusing entry into those provinces to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, of the Al Hilal and question of a policy to be followed in future cases of similar nature) (May, 1916). 5. Observation of a government publication of the Congress League Pact of July, 1916 (July, 1916). 6. Cordial points of the Congress-League Scheme of the Lucknow Pact of 1916 (July, 1916). 7. M.A. Jinnah’s remark of the main principal of the F.A.I.M.P.C. (July, 1916). 8. M.A. Jinnah and the Tilak trail (12-08-1916). 9. Letter from Muhammad Ali to B.G. Tilak (12-11-1916). 10. Note of the Home Department, Political, Government of India in connection with the stricter supervision to be exercised over the brothers-Mohammad Ali and Shaukat Ali. (1917). 11. Memorandum submitted by Mazhar-Ul-Haque, Ibrahim Rahimtoola, M.A. Jinnah, Mir Asad Ali, M. Ali Mohammad and other to the Viceroy regarding post war reforms (1917). 12. Akaram Ali Abdul Jabbar, Bashir-Ud-Din and Kazi Kabir-Ud-Din Ahmad’s case. (April, 1918). 13. Presidential speech, delivered by Hasan Imam, at the Congress Session at Bombay August 19, 1918. 14. Speech delivered by Hakim Ajmal Khan, as Chairman of the Reception Committee, at the Congress Session held under the Presidentship of Madan Mohan Malviya. (26-12-1918). 15. Allah Din, Fazl Hussain, Habidullah and others and the judgement in the Lahore conspiracy case (July-1919). 16. Case of Abdul Kalam Azad (July-1919). 17. Abdul Bari’s remark of the A.I.K.C. Session held at Amritsar (November 24, 1919). 18. Speech, delivered by the President of the All-India Khilafat Conference, held at Amritsar (November 24, 1919). 19. Views expressed by Abdul Bari on the Hindus and the Khilafat question (November 24, 1919). 20. Abbas Ali Baig, M.H. Kidwai and others, the Khilafat question (November 24, 1919). 21. Views expressed by S. Zafar Ahmad about the Khilafat Boycott question (January 14, 1920). 22. Observation of Abdul Kalam Azad of the Khilafat Committee’s Meeting (January 18, 1920). 23. Statement, issued by the (Indian) Khilafat deputation (January, 1920). 24. Mohammad Ali’s interview with the correspondent of ‘The New Times’ (February, 1920). 25. Manifesto, issued by the Third Khilafat Conference held in Bombay (February, 1920). 26. Aga Khan on the Khilafat question. (14-03-1920). 27. Calcutta resolution on the Khilafat question (17-03-1920). 28. Resolution moved at the Khilafat Meeting, held in Bombay (19-03-1920). 29. Ajmal Khan’s letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi (March, 1920). 30. Decision of the Indian Muslims at the Khilafat Meeting at Allahabad (May, 1920). 31. Hijarat (July, 1920). 32. Abbas Ali Baig’s interview with the ‘Times of India’ on the future of Turkey. (6-10-1920). 33. Letter from M.A. Ansari to Vithalbhai J. Patel. (21-10-1920).

Vol. III: Preface. 1. Prosecution proposals against Shaukat Ali, Abdul Qadir Daud Ghaznavi, Zafar Ali Khan, Shaukat Ali Khan, Abdul Ghafoor, Taj Mohmud, Jan Muhammad, Ali Anwar Shah, Ghulam Nabi Khan, Abdul Khalik and others by adopting measures to check their attempt being made to seduce the loyalty of Indian troops through the Khilafat propaganda, February, 1921. 2. Mohammad Ali: a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity, 22.02.1921. 3. Amphibious creatures: Muhammad Ali, 02.03.1921. 4. Letter from ahead Husain to the editor Y.I., 15.04.1921. 5. M.U. Nadri and Abul Kalam Azad (rejection of the proposal of the Government of Burma to prohibit the entry into providing under the Defence of India Rules, 1915 of Maulvi Mahommad Usman Nadri and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, 22.04.1921. 6. Maulana Mohammed Ali, 25.05.1921. 7. The brother’s apology. 8. The Khilafat agitation speeches delivered by Abul Kalam Azad, Abdul Bari and Muhammad Ali in connection with the situation at Angora and the question of their prosecution, 14.06.1921. 9. Ali brothers, 15.06.1921. 10. Zafar Ali Khan’s Zamindar’, 06.07.1921. 11. Ali brothers, Gandhi and interview with the Viceroy, 04.08.1921. 12. Mohammad Ali’s speech and the Khilafat Conference, 18.08.1921. 13. Statement issued against Ali brother’s arrest, 09.10.1921. 14. Case against Mohammad Ali and others (in the Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Sind). 15. In the Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Sind. 16. In the Court of the Judicial Commissioner of Sind. 17. Telegram from Maulana Azad and C.R. Das to Mahatma Gandhi. 18. Arrest and letter of Asaf Ali. 19. Activities of Aga Sardar etc. (report on the political situation in Punjab for the fortnight ending the 15 December 1921), December, 1921. 20. Presidential address by Hakim Ajmal Khan at the Ahmedabad Session of the Indian National Congress in December, 1921.

"India’s struggle against British imperialism for her freedom is unparalleled and worth emulating the world history. It is unique because people belonging to different religions fought unitedly not only to free themselves from the yoke of British imperialism but also to achieve the noble sentiments of equality, fraternity and patriotism.

Although Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and others had unitedly blown the bugle of freedom from the bonds of British imperialism as early as 1857, but the beginning of the 20 century gave an impetus to this struggle. Many Muslim freedom fighters, in particular, made remarkable contribution for the freedom of the country during this period. These actions of those Muslim patriots are not only a cause of national pride but are also a great source of inspiration for national integration and unity even today as they were in those days.

Keeping in view to give an authentic and secular understanding of Indian freedom movement, the present work in three volumes is designed and brought out. In the aftermath of independence, it has become necessary to assess the contribution of Muslim zealots in the freedom of India. No doubt, the partition was a sad event.

The present work is designed to highlight the contribution of the prominent Muslim freedom fighters in India and abroad. It is hoped that it will certainly add something more to what is available on the vast subject of Indian freedom struggle and shall bring before the people many facts which have hitherto remained unknown and will prove to be a boon to the research scholars of history and political science." (jacket)

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