Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Releases Books, Journals
Aligarh, June 14 (TNA) Only a few books can perhaps delve into the reasons for 1857 revolt like Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s Asbab-e-Baghawat-e Hind (The Causes of the Indian Mutiny) and now a Punjabi translation of the book facilitating a cultural dialogue to bring Punjabi and Urdu readers together has been released by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor in a special ceremony which also saw release of other important academic books and journals.
The translator of the book, AMU research scholar, Daya Singh Punjabi (Department of Modern Indian Languages) remarked: “I have translated this book to provide the Punjabi readership with an understanding of the British policies that caused the uprising. The reasons for the first war of independence in 1857 were penned down articulately and precision by Sir Syed”.
“It is hoped that the translation of Asbab-e-Baghawat-e Hind will provide the Punjabi readers not only with a comprehension of the cultural and socio-economic aspects behind the uprising, but also an understanding of the vision and rationalist thought of Sir Syed that gave a new direction to education in India”, said AMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.
Earlier in the day, Prof Mansoor released three publications of the Department of Islamic Studies which included the ‘Quranic Narrative of Multiculturalism’ by Prof Obaidullah Fahad. The book traces pluralistic trends in Islamic light and how Muslim Society addressed issues of diversity and pluralism.
A special issue of Majallah Uloom Islamiah on the life and thoughts of Prof Muhammad Yasin Mazhar Siddiqui and a Journal of the Institute of Islamic Studies were also released. ‘Seema’, a periodical of the Department of Urdu to commemorate the memory of Prof Seema Saghir was also brought out. Another book to feature in the must to-read list of AMU fraternity released today was ‘Aligarh and Propagation of Science: From Sir Syed to the Present Day’ by Dr Asad Faisal Farooqui (Research scholar, Department of Mass Communication).
‘Computational Modelling in Industry 4.0- A Sustainable Resource Management Perspective’ (Springer Nature) was also brought out. ‘Advanced Linear Algebra with Applications’ by Prof Mohammad Ashraf (Department of Mathematics, AMU), Dr Vincenzo De Fillipis (University of Messina, Italy) and Dr Mohammad Aslam S (Department of Mathematics, AMU) giving a comprehensive understanding of the topics taught at the advanced undergraduate level and in-depth knowledge of topics such as vector spaces, linear transformations, dual spaces and inner product spaces was also released.