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Sir Syed lecture at Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Aligarh: The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai held the first lecture of the Sir Syed Lecture Series. The talk was delivered by the former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Professor Mushirul Hasan on “Voyage to Modernism: Syed Ahmad of Aligarh”. He spoke about the breadth of Sir Syed’s vision and the key role played by him in the educational upliftment of the country in general and the Muslim Renaissance in particular. The lecture was followed by a question-answer session. The lecture was attended by students and faculty members of different institutions of Mumbai. The Sir Syed Lecture Series was conceptualized by the students of TISS (several of whom are AMU alumni) to get the local students acquainted with his ideas. The lecture series seeks to discuss Sir Syed’s thoughts in a theoretically-grounded manner and bring forth his relevance in present times. It also strives to identify new research areas on the work of Sir Syed and to enrich social sciences by arranging academic deliberations on his writings.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 20

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