Aligarh Muslim University

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Established in 1920 by Sayyid Ahmad Khan as the Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College to educate Indian Muslims in contemporary European disciplines and Islamic heritage. Many students became prominent government officials, lawyers, and journalists in the early twentieth century. Served as an arena for social and political controversy and as the center of Indian nationalism.

See also Ahmad Khan, Sayyid

Subjects: Islam.

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