Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mahommedans in India

Civil & Military Gazette
January 8, 1886

References to Syed Ahmad Khan's friend a Professor Beck, the principal of M.A.O. College.
The focus seems to be on Muslim decline or "degeneration" vis a vis their former status as the rulers of India. He suggests their "decadence" is tied to their rejection of the British educational system, which other groups, Bengalis especially, have embraced.

The Professor Beck who is mentioned in the article below is Theodore Beck, a key figure in the M.A.O. College at Aligarh from the 1880s until his death in Simla 1899.

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