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Inside India

Halidé Edib and Mushirul Hasan


First published in 1937, this book presents the author's personal account of India. The author, a Turkish writer and novelist, visited the region in 1935 and gained insights into the history and sociology of the country. Based on her experiences, Halide Edib documents significant contemporary events which shaped the history of India at the time, including the Hindu-Muslim separatism and the freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi. Her work is by far the most eloquent account of Indian society and politics in the 1930s. Here she details her travel to several regions such as Aligarh, Lahore, Calc ... More

Keywords: Halide Edib, Muslims in India, Indian nationalism, Mahatma Gandhi, Hindu-Muslim separatism, encounters with colonialism, Muslim nationalism, Congress Muslims

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195699999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Halidé Edib, author

Mushirul Hasan, editor
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Dehli

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Halidé Edib


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Part One India Seen through Salam House

Part Two India Seen on Highways and Byways

Chapter Ten Aligarh

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Chapter Eleven Lahore

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Part Three India in the Melting-pot