By Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
One of many makers of contemporary India tells the tale of the partition of India as by no means ahead of, with intimate wisdom and feeling. India Wins Freedom has finally gained its personal freedom. the complete textual content of this autobiographical narrative was once limited, lower than seal, within the nationwide Library, Calcutta, and within the nationwide documents, New Delhi, for thirty years. What we have is the whole textual content, published in September 1988, via a courtroom directive. not just have all of the phrases and words of the unique been reproduced, the unique tone and mood were totally restored. The textual content now finds that the debate that has simmered for therefore lengthy concerning the hitherto unpublished pages, used to be totally justified.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), named Firoz Bakht at delivery yet recognized in his formative years as Muhiyuddin Ahmad and later followed the pseudonym of 'Abul Kalam Azad'; descended from a family members which got here from Herat to India in Babar's time; between his ancestors have been famous students, divines and administrators.· Born in Meeca, the place his father Maulana Khairuddin had migrated after the 1857 rebellion; got here as an infan'110 Calcuua in 1890 and the family members reseuled the following. knowledgeable at domestic via his· father and via deepest tutors; his political awakening used to be expedited via the partition (later annulled) of Bengal in 1905; travelled in Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and France and had deliberate to go to London yet again domestic in 1908 on. account of father's affliction.