Husain Ahmad Madani by Barbara Metcalf
The Jihad for Islam and India's Freedom (Makers of the Muslim World)

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Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani (1879 – 1957) was a political activist, Islamic scholar, and supporter of Gandhi during the struggle for India’s independence. Humane and fiercely dedicated whether campaigning against the separation of Pakistan, or in favour of democracy and inter-religious peace, he brooked no nonsense and fought relentlessly for what he believed in. Spanning a lifetime of campaigning and controversy, Barbara Metcalf’s compelling biography draws from Madani’s letters and autobiographies, as well as detailed knowledge of the prevailing political climate, to create an intimate and revealing account of one of the most important men in the recent history of Islam.

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Barbara Metcalf is Director of the Center for South Asian Studies and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, both at the University of Michigan.
Published December 1, 2012 by Oneworld Publications. 185 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction