CHALLENGING THE MAINSTREAM: BADRUDDIN TYABJI’S OPPOSITION TO MUSLIM SEPARATISM IN BRITISH INDIA
Sayyid Ahmad Khan
Indian National Congress
History of scholarship and learning. The humanities
Social sciences (General)
AbstractContrary to the widespread belief that the Muslim community in British India unanimously championed the idea of separatism in the Subcontinent, there were, after all, some key figures among them who opposed this tendency wholeheartedly. This paper seeks to set out the example of a prominent Muslim leader, Badruddin Tyabji (1844-1906), a lawyer and later a judge, who had a different conception as to the lot of his coreligionists in the Indian Subcontinent.