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Published: 12 April 2018

460 Pages | 22 plates


ISBN: 9780199405688

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Jamal Mian

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

Francis Robinson

  • 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
  • The author covers the colourful life of a dynamic personality — from his education in the Dars-i-Nizami and the spiritual traditions of his family to his rise to the Muslim League High Command, and his involvement in the campaign for Pakistan
  • Through the book, one is able to gain insight into his relationships with Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Mirza Ahmed Ispahani; his close friendships with Hasrat Mohani, the Raja of Mahmudabad, Sadri Ispahani, and Mufti Amin al-Husseini; his consistent opposition to the Islamization of Pakistani politics; the extent to which his life was infused by poetry and spiritual devotion; and the length of time it took for the meaning of Partition in his life to be realized in full