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People's Mission to the Ottoman EmpireM. A. Ansari and the Indian Medical Mission, 1912-13$
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Burak Akçapar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198099574

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099574.001.0001

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The Indian Medical Mission in Turkey

The Indian Medical Mission in Turkey

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(p.162) 6 The Indian Medical Mission in Turkey
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People's Mission to the Ottoman Empire
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Burak Akçapar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099574.003.0006

The chapter reconstructs the story of the Indian Medical Mission to the Balkan Wars from the beginning until the end as reported by Dr Ansari to the Indian Muslims through his letters in 1912–13. The chapter starts by discussing the motivations and personalities of the main members of the Mission including Mohammad Ali Jauhar and Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari as well as their interlocutors in Turkey such as the ground-breaking obstetrician Besim Ömer Akalin and the charismatic leader of the Young Turks İsmail Enver Bey. It will argue that the personalities involved in the endeavour have been the main reason why this particular Mission and not the other two missions recorded in Turkish archives had generated interest among both the Turks and more importantly on the Indian Muslims. The chapter chronicles the medical, humanitarian and political activities of the mission.

Keywords:   Indian Medical Mission, Balkan Wars, Indian Muslims, Turkey, Ottoman Empire, Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari, Besim Ömer Akalin, Young Turks, İsmail Enver Bey

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