Born on October 17, 1817, Syed Ahmed Khan was an Indian educator, politician and Islamic reformer. He helped pioneer modern education in India’s Muslim communities through his foundation of the Aligarh Muslim University. His work inspired a new generation of Muslim reformers and led to the revival of Indian Islam in the late 19th century. Throughout his life, Khan published several scholarly works, most notably the pamphlet “The Causes of the Indian Revolt.”
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