Prof Mushirul Hasan’s demise has created a great void: AMU VC

Prof Mushirul Hasan

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The death of distinguished historian, Professor Mushirul Hasan (1949-2018), today, has saddened the entire fraternity of the Aligarh Muslim University. He was an alumnus of the University whose academic accomplishments made AMU proud of. He did his schooling from the AMU’s STS High School (Minto Circle); obtained BA (History Honours) and MA from the Department of History, AMU. Having taught history in a college in Delhi, he left for the Cambridge and earned his PhD from there. His PhD thesis on nationalism and communal politics in India during 1885-1930 broke a ground, when it was published, and ran into many editions. Later, his meticulously well-researched works on India’s partition got wide scale citations by the scholars across the globe.

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Expressing his profound grief on the loss of an illustrious alumnus, Prof Tariq Mansoor, the AMU Vice Chancellor, said that his death has created a great void in the world of scholarship on Modern and contemporary Indian History.

Most distinguished of Mushirul Hasan’s long research essays were on: Muslim Mass Contact Campaign of the 1930s; Nationalist Trends in Aligarh; his book (1997) on India’s Muslims since Independence, and on, Pluralism in Awadh, got wider appreciation.

The video of Peace March at Jamia Millia Islamia in which prof Mushirul Hassan participated: