Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and the Identity Formation of Indian Muslims through Education
Filza Waseem

The study places Sir Sayyed Ahmad Khan as the central figure in the emancipation of South Asian Muslims of India after they were annihilated as a nation, politically, economically and morally by their defeat at the hands of the British colonists. Sayyed saw their plight and managed to bring the two communities together by removing their misunderstandings about each other. By shis pragmatic vision and untiring zeal he convinced the Muslims to come out of their isolation and gain modern western education without compromising their religious and cultural identity. The study offers insights into situations where teaching of foreign languages and culture raise concerns about national identity and subject construction of learners. It points directions for curriculum designers and for critical linguists.

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