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By David Lelyveld

The publication explores the character of Muslim cultural id in 19th century India and the adjustments it underwent via colonial rule. It exhibits how one establishment, The Mohammadan Anglo Oriental university, with its founders and early scholars mediated those alterations in the course of the first 25 years of its life, and advanced tools of adapting to the demanding situations of colonialism and nationalism.

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