The Evolution of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s Political Identity

Jiang LAN, Li DONG


The divide and rule policy adopted by the British India government, which had drive the British India society from religious complexity and social conflicted into even worse. With sectarian conflict in the British India and the invasion from the United Kingdom, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s initial reaction was to appeal solidarity and struggle for the independence of whole British Indian people. However, with the evolution of a series of events, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan had abandoned the original intention gradually, and had played a vital role in promoted the British India Islamic Nationalism among the British India Muslims eventually.


Sir Syed Ahmad Khan; British India; Muslims; British India Islamic Nationalism; Evolution

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