Author:Mushirul Hasan & Nishat Zaidi (Eds.)

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A Voyage to Modernism : Syed Ahmed Khan

By: Mushirul Hasan & Nishat Zaidi (Eds.)

Price: $46.15

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2011

Seller ID: 701648

ISBN: 9789380607078

Condition: New


The nature of Muslim knowledge concerning the West through travel accounts makes for fascinating reading. The eighteenth-century encounters of Munshi Ihtisamuddin and Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, embedded in their travelogues, however, seem very distant and less urgent. With Syed Ahmed, however, begins an entirely new phase with his interplay between Muslims and the West, on the one hand, and between Islam and Christianity, on the other. Even though his portrait of England is sometimes facile, his account of his travels opens the door to new questions, particularly because this was the period when th... View more info