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Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement$
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Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199450466

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450466.001.0001

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The Man within: Ghubar-i-Khatir

The Man within: Ghubar-i-Khatir

(p.191) 10 The Man within: Ghubar-i-Khatir
Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

Oxford University Press

Ghubar-i-khatir contains Abul Kalam Azad’s personal letters, written during the first two years of his life inside the Ahmednagar Fort Prison (1942–5). These letters were addressed to Azad’s friend Nawab Sadr Yar Jung, Habibur Rahman Khan Sherwani, Rais of Bhikampur, Zilla Aligarh. The letters detail the circumstances of Azad’s imprisonment and highlight his views on a variety of subjects, such as how life must be lived fully and without fear of making mistakes; sin and morality; philosophy, religion, aesthetics and ethics; and the concept of God.

Keywords:   sin, Ghubar-i-khatir, Abul Kalam Azad, personal letters, Ahmednagar Fort Prison, morality, philosophy, religion, ethics, God

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