India Wins Freedom: The Complete Version by Maulana Abul Kalam AzadIndia Wins Freedom is an enlightened account of the partition from the author, Maulana Azad’s perspective. It includes his personal experiences when India became independent, and his ideas on freedom and liberty.
The book takes the form of an autobiographical narrative and goes over the happenings of the Indian Independence movement. The book traces the events that took place and ultimately led to the partition in a frank and profound manner. The book says that politics was responsible for the partition more than religion. It also states that India failed to maximise its potential when it gained independence. The book discusses political hypocrisy, and also touches upon contemporaries of the author’s, like Nehru, Gandhi, and Subhash Chandra Bose, and highlights their mind-sets during that time.
Court breaks open Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's autobiography seal
He adopted the pen name Azad Free. In his childhood, Azad had a traditional Islamic education, along with training in subjects like mathematics, philosophy, world history and science by tutors at his home. Through his own efforts, he learnt English, along with Western philosophy, history and contemporary politics. He opposed the partition of Bengal in He was born in Mecca, but the family relocated to Calcutta in He married Zulaikha Begum when he was thirteen years old. It was consequently banned in , following which he started a new journal, the Al-Balagh.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Biography of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is the the brief life sketch of a great freedom fighter and political leader of India who not only worked with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru to win the freedom of India but also worked as the first Education Minister of India to free Indians from the shackles of ignorance, illiteracy and unemployment. Maulana Azad was an eminent scholar. He rose to prominence through his work as a journalist, publishing works critical of the British Raj and driving the causes of Indian nationalism. He awakened the Muslims from their orthodox ideas and worked hard for the Hindu-Muslim unity in India. The inside pages consist of an inspiring account of his life—how a humble boy who was born in Mecca rose to become a great freedom fighter of India, President of the Indian National Congress and the First Education Minister of India.
Abul Kalam also in detail gives us the clear picture of of how important leaders came into an acceptance with inevitability of partition and the events before it. Like Sardar Patel in became fervour supporter of partition after bitter experiences with Muslim League in the interim government specially with Liyaqat Ali than even Jinnah. On the contrary Abul Kalam still believed that if his idea of the power distribution between centre and states which later reflected more or less in Cabinet Mission be implemented in letter and spirit, we could have avoided partition though I still believe that this was his wishful thinking. Also decision about dividing the army which both Mount Baton and Kalam were not in favour and their premonition came true when it was reported that both divided Indian and Pakistan army willingly participated in killing of Hindus and Muslims and both end of the border during riots at the time of partition. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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But court breaks open Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's autobiography seal.
He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad ; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'Our Master', and he had adopted Azad Free as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India. As a young man, Azad  composed poetry in Urdu , as well as treatises on religion and philosophy. He rose to prominence through his work as a journalist, publishing works critical of the British Raj and espousing the causes of Indian nationalism. Azad became the leader of the Khilafat Movement , during which he came into close contact with the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. Azad became an enthusiastic supporter of Gandhi's ideas of non-violent civil disobedience , and worked to organise the non-co-operation movement in protest of the Rowlatt Acts.
He was highly respected throughout his life as a man of high moral integrity. Azad was the son of an Indian Muslim scholar living in Mecca and his Arabic wife. The family moved back to India Calcutta [now Kolkata ] when he was young, and he received a traditional Islamic education at home from his father and other Islamic scholars rather than at a madrasah Islamic school. The paper quickly became highly influential in the Muslim community for its anti-British stance, notably for its criticism of Indian Muslims who were loyal to the British. Al-Hilal was soon banned by British authorities, as was a second weekly newspaper that he had started. By he had been banished to Ranchi in present-day Jharkhand state , where he remained until the beginning of