BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Newal Osman, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, IBA, Karachi.
SSLA Culminating Experience
Pan-Islamism, British India, Urdu Press, Indian Muslims, 20th Century, Muslim Politics
The study of pan-Islam in the context of British India, is largely restricted to the Khilāfat Movement. It overlooks, or peripherally mentions, the process of the creation of a pan-Islamic discourse prior to the Khilāfat Movement. This thesis explores the pan-Islamic discourse in the Urdu press, and pays specific attention to three newspapers – Al-Hilāl, Hamdard, and Zamīndār. This discourse redefined the classical definition of pan-Islam, by incorporating into its fold, the lived realities of colonial rule. Hence, its aim was twofold – fighting for the cause of the Ottoman Empire, and empowering Indian Muslims. This discourse relied upon a rather abstract idea of a Muslim millat, rather than on the existing, and much concrete idea of ittihād.
Aizaz, F. (2018). Rethinking pan-Islam in Urdu newspapers in British India, 1911-14 (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/30
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