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Concerning Dr Ansari's Household

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0003
Concerning Dr Ansari's Household

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Dr M.A. Ansari lived in Dar-Es-Salam, which means House of Salam or House of Islam. Aside from the spirit of Islam, the house, where the author stayed as a guest for almost two months, also had international and universal aspects. The walls of the drawing-room featured many famous Indians as well as Afghans and Persians. Muslim India is a window not only to the Near and Middle East but also to the Far East. Ansari gave the author ten days to rest and look around before beginning her lectures at the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Ansari was the head of the Indian Red Crescent; his visit to Turkey made him a bridge between the Near East and India. He was also one of the organizers of the Khilafat movement and one of its strongest supporters.

Keywords: M.A. Ansari; Islam; Dar-Es-Salam; Turkey; Jamia Millia Islamia; Khilafat movement

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Subjects: Literature

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