By Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
One of many makers of recent India tells the tale of the partition of India as by no means prior to, with intimate wisdom and feeling. India Wins Freedom has finally gained its personal freedom. the total textual content of this autobiographical narrative used to be restrained, lower than seal, within the nationwide Library, Calcutta, and within the nationwide data, New Delhi, for thirty years. What we've got is the full textual content, published in September 1988, through a courtroom directive. not just have the entire phrases and words of the unique been reproduced, the unique tone and mood were totally restored. The textual content now finds that the talk that has simmered for thus lengthy in regards to the hitherto unpublished pages, used to be totally justified.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), named Firoz Bakht at delivery yet recognized in his early life as Muhiyuddin Ahmad and later followed the pseudonym of 'Abul Kalam Azad'; descended from a relations which got here from Herat to India in Babar's time; between his ancestors have been recognized students, divines and administrators.· Born in Meeca, the place his father Maulana Khairuddin had migrated after the 1857 insurrection; got here as an infan'110 Calcuua in 1890 and the family members reseuled the following. expert at domestic by means of his· father and by means of inner most tutors; his political awakening was once expedited via the partition (later annulled) of Bengal in 1905; travelled in Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and France and had deliberate to go to London yet back domestic in 1908 on. account of father's disease.
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