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Mubarak Ali Papers

Period  1974-2005
Total size   0.87 m.
Consultation Not restricted

Biography

Born in Tonk, British India 1941; Pakistan historian; headed the department of history at the University of Sindh, Pakistan for more than twenty years; director of the Goethe Institute in Lahore, Pakistan until 1996; published books and articles in English and Urdu on Pakistan history in the twentieth century; expert in the Mughal history, wrote in particular on the partition of India, the role of the Communist Party, the new start of Pakistan since 1947 and the rewriting of Pakistan history for ideological reasons for instance by the Jamaat- i- Islami which opposed the Pakistan Movement; editor of the quarterly journal Taarikh (History), being published at Lahore.

Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, conference papers and articles and book reviews published in Pakistan newspapers and periodicals on Mughal India, British India and the partition in 1947 and particularly the role of Moslems, Islam and Islamic themes 1974-2003.

Processing information

Preliminary list made by Bouwe Hijma and Ahmad Salim in 2005