Sir Syed Academy

Works On Sir Syed

This part of the bibliography is in English divided into four sections: (1) Works by Sir Syed, (2) Books on Sir Syed, (3) Articles on Sir Syed and (4) Theses on Sir Syed and Aligarh Movement. In order to make it more reader friendly the books and articles on Sir Syed are thematically arranged and divided in sub-sections: (a) Biography of Sir Syed, (b) Religious Thought of Sir Syed, (c) Educational Thought of Sir Syed, (d) Socio-political Thought of Sir Syed, (e) Sir Syed on History, (f) Sir Syed on Urdu, (g) Sir Syed on Journalism, (h) Sir Syed on Modernity and (i) Aligarh Movement / Associates of Sir Syed.


Biography of Sir Syed

ALI, B. Sheikh, A Leader Reassessed: Life and Works of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sultan Shaheed Education Trust Publication: Mysore, 1999

ALI, Mir Nejat, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Taraqqi Urdu Board: New Delhi, 1969

BAKSHI, Sri Ram, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: The Man and His Works, New Delhi: Om Publications, 2001

BIJLI, Shah Mohammad, A Tribute to Sir Syed on his 171th Birth Anniversary, 17th October 1988, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 1988

CHAGHATAI, Muhammad Ikram, Herald of Nineteenth Century Muslim Thought: Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Sang-e-Meel Publications: Lahore, 2005

CHAUHDARI, Zahid, Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Lahore: Idara Mutalaa, 1999

GRAHAM, George Farquhar Irving, The Life and Work of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Idarah-i Adabiyat-i Delli: Delhi, 1974; Oxford University Press: Karachi, 1974

HALI, Altaf Hussain, tr., K. H. Qadiri and Divid J. Matthews, Hayat-i-Javed: A Biographical Account of Sir Sayyid, Delhi: Idarah-i Adabiyat-i Delli, 1979; New Delhi: Rupa & Co, 1994; Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology: Karachi, 2005

HALI, Altaf Hussain, tr., Rafi Ahmad Alavi, Hayat-i-Jawed: A Biographical Account of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 2008

HASAN, Mushirul and Nishat Zaidi, tr., and ed., Voyage To Modernism: Syed Ahmad Khan, Primus Books: Delhi, 2011

KIDWAI, Jalil Ahmad, Sir Syed Alaihir Rahmah: Some Writings on and by the Greatest Muslim Reformer of the Pakistan-India sub-continent (1817-98), Ross Masood Education and Culture Society of Pakistan: Karachi, 1985

MAHMOOD, Zafar, Life History of Sir Syed Ahmed: Founder of Aligarh Muslim University, Book Service: New Delhi, 2002

MIR, Najabat Ali, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, National Council of Educational Research and Training: New Delhi, 1969

MOHAMMAD, Jasim, Golden thoughts of Sir Syed, Alisha Publications Pvt. Ltd: Aligarh, ?

NATESAN, G. A., Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: A Sketch of his Life and Career, Natesan & Company: Madras, 1920

NIZAMI, Khaliq Ahmad, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Delhi Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1966 [Reprint 1974]

NIZAMI, Khaliq Ahmad, Sir Syed Album, Idarah-I Adabiyat-I-Delli: Delhi, 1983

NIZAMI, Khaliq Ahmad, Sir Syed Speaks to You, Idarah-i Adabiyat-i Delli: Delhi, 1997

QADRI, Khalid Hasan, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: An Assessment of his Personality, his Contribution and Achievements in the Light of Musalmanon Ka Raushan Mustaqbil, Books International: London, 2002

SADIQ, Mohammed, The Founder of Aligarh: The Story of Sayyid Ahmad, Oxford University, Pakistan Branch: Karachi, 1968

SHARMA, Dewan Chand, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Oxford University Press: London, 1940

SHARMA, Sita Ram, Life and Works of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Book Enclave: Jaipur, 2009

Religious Thought of Sir Syed

BALJON, Johannes Marinus Simon, Modern Muslim Koran Interpretation, 1880-1960, E. J. Brill: Leiden, 1968 [1961]

BALJON, Johannes Marinus Simon, The Reforms and Religious Ideas of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, E. J. Brill: Leiden, 1949 [Reprint 1969]; Sheikh Muhammad Ashraf: Lahore, 1958 [Reprint 1970]; Orientalia Publishers: Lahore, 1958

DAR, Bashir Ahmad, Religious Thought of Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Institute of Islamic Culture: Lahore, 1957 [Reprint 1971]

FARQUHAR, John Nicol, Modern Religious Movements in India, The Macmillan Company: New York; 1915; Munshiram Manoharlal: New Delhi, 1998; Taylor & Francis: England, 2013

GIBB, H. A. R., Modern Trends in Islam, University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1945; Octagon Books: New York, 1975; ACLS History E-Book: New York, 2005

IQBAL, Saeeda, Islamic Rationalism in the Subcontinent with Special Reference to Shah Waliullah, Sayyid Ahmad Khan and Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Islamic Book Service: Lahore, 1984

KHALIQ, Abdul, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on Nature, Man and God: A Critique, Bazm-i Iqbal: Lahore, 1993

NUNGSANG, Moa, Contextual Reinterpretation of Religious Tenets By Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Satya Sai Baba, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Sankaradeva and its Relevance, Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrucken,  2012

PARVEEN, Shabnam, Sir Syed Ahmad Khans Contribution to Islamic Learning, 2008

SHABBIR, Shahnaz, Religious Insights of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: A Critical Study, Aligarh Publication Division, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 2015

TROLL, Christian W. and M. Ikram Chaghatai, ed., Aspects of Religious Thought in Modern Muslim India, Sang-e-Meel Publications: Lahore, 2015

TROLL, Christian W., et al., eds., Sayyid Ahmad Khans (1817-1898) Translation and Commentary of the Gospel According to Matthew, Chapters 1-5: Emendation of the Original Text, Presentation of the Text in Contemporary Urdu Script, Translation, Critical Annotations and Introduction, Maktabah-e Jadeed Press: Lahore, 2017

TROLL, Christian. W., Sayyid Ahmad Khan: A Reinterpretation of Muslim Theology, Vikas Publication House: New Delhi, 1978; Oxford University Press: Karachi, 1979 [Qazi Afzal Husain, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Muslim Deenyat Ki Tabeer-e-Nau, Al-Qamar Enterprises: Lahore, 1998]

Educational Thought of Sir Syed

ABDULLAH, S. M., Spirit and Substance of Urdu Prose Under the Influence of Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Sheikh Muhammad Ashraf: Lahore, 1940

AHMAD, Afzal, Educational Ideas of Sir Syed and Maulana Azad: A Comparative Study, Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrucken, 2015

AHMAD, Ali, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on Education, Aligarh: Publications Division, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 2006

AHMAD, Ziauddin, System of Education: In England, Germany, France and India, Calcutta: ?, 1929

ANWAR, Shamim, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan as an Educationist, Al-Noor: Lahore, 1987

BASU, Apama, The Growth of Education and Political Development in India, 1898-1920, Oxford University Press: Delhi, 1974

BASU, B. D., History of Education in India Under the Rule of the East India Company, Calcutta Modem Review Office: Calcutta, 1923; Cosmo Publications: New Delhi, 1989

HAMPTON, H. V., Biographical Studies in Modern Indian Education, Oxford University Press: Madras, 1947; Books for Libraries Press: New York, 1970

KHAN, Abdul Rashid, The all India Muslim Educational Conference: Its Contribution to the Cultural Development of Indian Muslims 1886-1947, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2001

LELYVELD, David, Sir Sayyid, Maulana Azad and the Uses of Urdu, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library: New Delhi, 2013

MAHMOOD, Syed, A History of English Education in India, Idarah-i Adabiyat-I Delli: Delhi, 1895 [1981]

MALIK, Hafeez, Sir Syed Ahmad Khans Educational Philosophy: A Documentary Record, National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research: Islamabad, 1989

MINAULT, Gail, Secluded Scholars: Womens Education and Muslim Social Reform in Colonial India, Oxford University Press: New York, 1998

MUHAMMAD, Shan, Education and Politics: From Sir Syed to the Present Day: The Aligarh School, A. P. H. Publication: New Delhi, 2002

MUHAMMAD, Shan, The All-India Muslim Educational Conference: Select Presidential Addresses, 1886-1947, A.P.H. Publishing Corporation: New Delhi, 2003

MUKEJI, S. N., History of Education in India: Modem Period, Acharya Book Depot Baroda: Delhi, 1966

NIZAMI, Khaliq Ahmad, Sir Syed on Education, Society and Economy, Idarah-i-Adabiyat-i-Dilli: Delhi, 1995

REHMANI, Begum, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: The Politics of Educational Reform, Vanguard: Lahore, 1985

SHAH, Syed Yusuf, Higher Education and Politics in Colonial India: A Study of Aligarh Muslim University, 1875-1920, Renaissance: Delhi, 1996

SIDDIQI, Rasheed Ahmad, tr., Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Sir Syeds Concept of Western Education, The Aligarh Heritage Publication: Aligarh, 2010

TONKI, S. M., Aligarh and Jamia: Fight for National System of Education, Peoples Publishing House: New Delhi, 1983

Socio-political Thought of Sir Syed

ABBASI, Muhammad Yusuf, The Genesis of Muslim Fundamentalism in British India, Publication Dept., Indian Institute of Applied Political Research: New Delhi, 1987

AHMAD, Aijaz, Sir Syed, Aligarh Muslim University and National Politics, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.,: New Delhi, 2017

AHMAD, Aziz, An Intellectual History of Islam in India, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, 1969

AHMAD, Syed Sami, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan: The Saviour of Muslim India, Royal Book Company: Karachi, 2002

AVARI, Burjor, Islamic Civilization in South Asia: A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent, Routledge: New York, 2013

BANNERJEE, Anil Chandra, Two Nations: The Philosophy of Muslim Nationalism, Concept Publications: New Delhi, 1981

BATES, Crispin, ed., Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857, Muslim, Dalit and Subaltern Narratives, Sage Publications: New Delhi, 2014

BELMEKKI, Belkacem, Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and the Muslim Cause in British India, Klaus Schwarz: Berlin, 2010

CHAND, Tara, History of the Freedom Movement in India, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting: New Delhi, 1972 [1961] (Volumes, 3)

FRANCIS, Robinson, Separatism among Indian Muslims: The Politics of the United Provinces Muslims, 1860-1923, Cambridge University Press: London, 1974

GOPAL, Ram, Indian Muslims: A Political History, 1858-1947, Asia Publishing House: Bombay, 1959 [Reprint 1964]; Book Traders: Lahore, 1976

HAMID, Abdul, Muslim Separatism in India: A Brief Survey, 1858-1947, Oxford University Press: Lahore, 1967; Peace Publications: Lahore, 2018

HARDY, Peter, Partners in Freedom and True Muslims: The Political Thought of Some Muslim Scholars in British India, 1912-1947, Greenwood Press: Westport, Connecticut, 1971

HARDY, Peter, The Muslims of British India, Cambridge University Press: London, 1972 [Reprint 2007]; Foundation Books: New Delhi, 2004

HUSAIN, Mir Zohair, Global Islamic Politics, Longman, 2003

IKRAM, Sheikh Muhammad, History of Muslim Civilization in India and Pakistan, Star Book Department: Lahore, 1962

IKRAM, Sheikh Muhammad, Muslim Civilization in India, Columbia University Press: New York, 1964

IKRAM, Sheikh Muhammad, The Cultural Heritage of Pakistan, Oxford University: London, 1955

JACKSON, Roy, Fifty Key Figures in Islam, Routledge: New York, 2006

JONES, L. Bevan, The People of Mosque: The Study of Islam with Special Reference to India, Isha Books: Delhi, 2009 [1932]

KAREEM, Fazal-e, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Reformer and First Protagonist of Muslim Nationalism, The National Book Council of Pakistan, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan: Islamabad, 2003

KHAN, Muin ud-Din Ahmad, Muslim Struggle for Freedom in Bengal, 1757-1947, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh: Dhaka, 1960 [Reprint 1982]

MALIK, Hafeez, Moslem Nationalism in India and Pakistan, Public Affairs Press: Washington, 1963; Peoples Publication House: Lahore, 1980

MALIK, Hafeez, Political Profile of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research: Islamabad, 1981

MATCALF, Thomas R., The Aftermath of Revolt: India, 1857-1870, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 2016 [1965]; Manohar: New Dehli, 1990; UMI Books: Michigan, 2005

METCALF, Barbara D. And Thomas R. Metcalf, A Concise History of Modern India, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2001 [Reprint 2012]

MOIN, Mumtaz, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Two Nation Theory, Salman Academy: Karachi, 1979

MUHAMMAD, Shan, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: A Political Biography, Meerut: Meenakshi Prakashan, 1969, Universal Books: Lahore: 1976; Mohammad Iqbal Publications: Lahore, 1986

MUHAMMAD, Shan, Sir Syeds Vision of India and its People, Zenith Books International: Delhi, 2008

MUHAMMAD, Shan, Successors of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: Their Role in the Growth of Muslim Political Consciousness in India, Idarah-i Adabiyat-i Delli: Delhi, 1981

MUHAMMAD, Shan, The Growth of Muslim Politics in India 1900-1919, Ashish Publishing House: New Delhi, 1991

NANDA, B. R., Gandhi: Pan-lslamism, Imperialism, and Nationalism in India, Oxford University Press: Bombay, 1989

PADAMSEE, Alex, Representations of Indian Muslims in British Colonial Discourse, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, 2005

QURESHI, Ishrat Ali, Sir Syed: The Apostle of Secularism and Hindu Muslim Unity, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 1979

QURESHI, Ishrat Ali, Sir Syeds Message to the Indian Nation and Muslims, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 1988

RAY, Siddhartha Shankar, Sir Syed Ahmed and his Relevance to Present Day India, Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 2004

SENGUPTA, Indra and Daud Ali, eds., Knowledge Production, Pedagogy, and Institutions in Colonial India, Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2011

SHARMA, Kamalesh, Role of Muslims in Indian Politics: 1857-1947, Inter-India Publications: New Delhi, 1985

SIDDIQUE, Muslehuddin, Social Thoughts of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Dairatul Maarifil: Osmania, Hyderabad, 1957

SMITH, Wilfred Cantwell, Modern Islam in India: A Social Analysis, Lahore: Minerva Book Shop, 1943; Sheikh Muhammad Ashraf: Lahore, 1983; Usha Publications: New Delhi, 1985

SYED, Muhammad Aslam, Muslim Response to the West: Muslim Historiography in India, 1857-1914, National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research: Islamabad, 1988; Adam Publishers & Distributors: New Delhi, 2006

WAHYUDI, Yudian, Al-Afghani and Amad Khan on Imperialism: A Comparison from the Perspective of Islamic Legal Philosophy, Pesantren Nawesea Press: Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2007

ZAIDI, Abdul Moin, From Sir Syed to the Emergence of Jinnah, Michiko & Panjathan: New Delhi, 1975

Sir Syed on Modernity

ABU ZAYD, Nasr Hamid, Reformation of Islamic Thought: A Critical Historical Analysis, Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, 2006

AHMAD, Aziz, Islamic Modernism in India and Pakistan, 1857-1964, Oxford University Press: London; Bombay; Karachi, 1967

AHMAD, Aziz, Studies in Islamic Culture in the Indian Environment, Claredon Press: Oxford, 1964

BHATTACHARYA, Debraj, Of Matters Modern: The Experience of Modernity in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia, Seagull: Calcutta, 2007

COOPER, John, et al., Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond, I. B. Tauris: New York, 2009 [2000]

DODSON, Michael S. and Brian A. Hatcher, ed., Trans-Colonial Modernities in South Asia, Routledge: New York, 2012

DONOHUE, John J., and John L. Esposito, ed., Islam in Transition Muslim Perspectives, Oxford University Press: New York, 2007

HANIF, N., Islam and Modernity, Sarup and Sons: New Delhi, 1997

HASAN, Hadi M., Syed Ahmed Khan: Pioneer of Muslim Resurgence, Institute of Islamic Culture: Lahore, 1970

KARANDĪKARA, Maheśvara Ananta, Islam in Indias Transition to Modernity, Orient Longmans: Bombay, 1963; Greenwood Publishing Corporation: Westport Conneticut, 1969

KIDWAI, Shafey, Cementing Ethics with Modernism: An Appraisal of Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khans Writings, Gyan Publication House: New Delhi, 2010

MALIK, Hafeez, Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and Muslim Modernization in India and Pakistan, Columbia University Press: New York, 1971

MASUD, Muhammad Khalid, et al., ed., Islam and Modernity: Key Issues and Debates, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, 2009; Credo: Boston, Massachusetts, 2014

MAY, Lini S., The Evolution of Indo-Muslim Thought after 1857 to the Present, Sheikh Muhammad Ashraf: Lahore, 1970; Uppal Publishing House: New Delhi, 1987

MCDONOUGH, Sheila, Muslim Ethics and Modernity: A Comparative Study of the Ethical Thought of Sayyid Ahmad Khan and Mawlana Mawdudi, Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Waterloo, 1984 [Reprint 2000, 2008]

MCDONOUGH, Sheila, The Authority of the Past: A Study of Three Muslim Modernists, American Academy of Religion: Chambersburg, 1970

MOADDEL, Mansoor and Kamran Talattof, Contemporary Debates in Islam: An Anthology of Modernist and Fundamentalist Thought, Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2000

OSELLA, Filippo and Caroline Osella, eds., Islamic Reform in South Asia, Cambrige University Press: Cambridge, 2013

PARANJAPE, Makarand, ed., Science, Spirituality and the Modernisation of India, Anthem Press: New Delhi, 2008; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2012

PARRAY, Tauseef Ahmad, Mediating Islam and Modernity: Sir Sayyid, Iqbal and Azad, Viva Books: New Delhi, 2019

PIRBHAI, M. Reza, Reconsidering Islam in a South Asian Context, E. J. Brill: Leiden, 2009

RAHMAN, Fazlur, Islam & Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition, University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1982

REDDY, Pingle Jaganmohan, In Search of Unity and Secularism, Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 1989

SIDDIQI, Mazheruddin, Modern Reformist Thought in the Muslim World, Islamic Research Institute: Islamabad, 1982; Adam Publishers & Distributors: New Delhi, 1993

Aligarh Movement / Associates of Sir Syed

ABBAS, Asghar, tr., Syed Asim Ali, Print Culture: Sir Syeds Aligarh Institute Gazette 1866-1897, Primus Books: Delhi, 2015

ABBASI, Muhammad Yusuf, Annals of the Central National Mahommedan Association, 1878-1888, National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research: Islamabad, 1992

AHMAD, Aijaz, Aligarh Muslim University: An Educational and Political History 1920-47, Lata Sahitya Sadan: Ghaziabad, 2005

ATHAR, Ali, History on Stones: Inscriptions of Aligarh Muslim University, Publication Division, Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh, 2016

BHATNAGAR, Shyam Krishna, History of the M.A.O. College, Aligarh, Asia Publication House: New Delhi, 1969