Husain Ahmad Madani

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld Academic
Illustrations: Illustrations, maps

Husain Ahmad Madani

The Jihad for Islam and India's Freedom

Barbara D. Metcalf

A compelling biography of Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani, the pre-eminent Muslim scholar and fervent campaigner for democracy and unity in India.
9781851685790 (1 Oct 2008)
RRP £30.00 / US$40.00

The Book

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 history of modern Islam.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld Academic
Illustrations Illustrations, maps


About the Author

Barbara Metcalf is Director of the Center for South Asian Studies and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, both at the University of Michigan.