Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

The Deccan Namah

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

The Deccan Namah

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The Deccan Namah, ed. Dr. Affan Saljuq, published by Bahadur Yar Jang Academy Karachi, 2011, pp. 146, paperback, Price: Rs. 150/-.

The book comprises memoirs of Mawlana Mazhar Ali Kamil (18961972) compiled by his son Dr. Affan Saljuq. Kamil became part of his name after passing the examination of Mawlawi Kamil in Dini 'Ulüm. He also acquired a degree in Law and began to practice in family law matters. In 1930 he joined the newly established Majlis Ittihad al-Muslimin of Hyderabad State founded by Nawab Bahadur Yar Jang. After Bahadur Yar Jang's death he became its President. In this capacity he began to take interest in the politics of the All India Muslim League. He played a significant part in the visit of Quid-i-Azam to the Hyderabad state. But the meeting with the Nizam abruptly ended due to the Nizam's rudeness (1946), as he did not want the All India Muslim League or the Quaid to interfere in the state's affairs. …

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