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naru15 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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why did sir syed ahmed khan write "the loyal muhammadans of india"? [07 marks]

"loyal muhammadans of india" is also known as "the causes of the indian revolt"

i need 3 reasons please....this is a question from history and culture of pakistan chapter 4!!

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saintfester | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted March 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM (Answer #1)

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Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Bahadur wrote “The Loyal Muhammadans of India” to achieve greater Muslim autonomy and greater status for Muslims with the British.

Bahadur was an educator who wanted to improve the lot of Muslims in India by winning favor with the British. Bahadur saw the social and economic status of his fellow Muslims declining, and he hoped that by supporting them he could gain greater access to education and other western institutions for others.

To achieve this aim, he wrote “The Loyal Muhammadans of India” which helped achieve three things. First, it helped improve cooperation between Muslim and British civic leaders since it dispelled some of the mystery of Indian Muslim’s true goals and intentions. Second, it helped explain the reason behind the 1857 rebellion that many Indian Muslims took part it. Third, it helped lessen British hostility towards Muslims in light of the recent rebellion and opened dialogue between the two parties.

Bahadur used his newfound leverage with the British to help forward his two-nation theory regarding Pakistan.

 

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