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Dhital, Pragya (2019) 'From ‘Imam ul-Hind’ to Azizul Hind: The ‘One Man Media House’ in Modern India.' South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 42 (3). pp. 452-468.

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This paper discusses the efforts of two Indian Muslim journalists, Abul Kalam Azad (1888–1958) and Aziz Burney (1952–), to use and overcome the constraints of direct and indirect censorship in order to address a community (qaum) conceived in their own image. It deals with these attempts through their responses to a series of national- and international-level crises, and to political groups that attempted to unite Hindus and Muslims. These include the nascent Khilafat movement, which was key to their coming together in the independence struggle and the Congress Party, and Congress’ ambiguous relationship with Muslims in the post-Independence period.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Abul Kalam Azad, Aziz Burney, censorship, Congress Party, India, Urdu print media
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
P Language and Literature > PK Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
ISSN: 00856401
Copyright Statement: © 2019 South Asian Studies Association of Australia. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies on 13 May 2019, available online:
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 08:27
Funders: Other

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