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Rare collection of old Urdu newspaper Al-Islah published online

June 20, 2021 - 09:04

AMZ Publications in USA has published online a rare and historical collection of Urdu language newspaper “Al-Islah” dating from 1935 to 1947. The newspaper was started in 1934 by Allama Mashriqi, Founder of the Khaksar Tehrik (Khaksar Movement), and is an invaluable resource that chronicles the period leading up to British India’s partition in 1947. This newspaper is an important addition to the historiography of South Asian Studies (SAS) and is one of the most critical documents on the subject. It shall go a long way in helping students and academics in their research and in understanding the freedom movement and the partition of India in 1947.

The digital version of Al-Islah comprises of 4,128 pages and was compiled by Mashriqi’s grandson, Nasim Yousaf. For those interested in more information, Mr. Yousaf’s article on Al-Islah entitled Khaksar Movement Weekly “Al-Islah’s” Role Toward Freedom was published by the academic journal “Pakistaniaat” (based at the University of North Texas, USA and sponsored by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies). T

he article can be read from here.

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Rare collection of old Urdu newspaper Al-Islah published online


June 20, 2021