Indian Origins Of Arab-islamic Scientific And Literary Heritage
This book comprising two parts is a pioneering research work in the fertile but little explored field of Indo-Arab cultural and intellectual interaction as well as history of science and civilization. It has been substantially brought out in the first part that India has been the teacher of the Arabs and through them of the entire world in such diverse subjects of studies as mathematics, astronomy, medicine and wisdom literature.The role of Arabs in preserving and enriching scientific knowledge of the world, leading to renaissance of the West has also been properly highlighted on the basis of both original and secondary sources. The second part of the book contains comprehensive life sketches and literary contributions of ten eminent Indian scholars of Arabic-Islamic learning. The contributions made by them to the enrichment of Arabic-Islamic literature have been analytically assessed for the first time in the English language. It is clearly made out that their contributions are so vast and rich that they cannot be neglected in any meaningful survey of the world's Arabic-Islamic literary heritage. It is hoped that the book will be hailed in academic circles as as valuable addition to scanty literature on the subject. Both indologists as well as historians of science, literature and civilization will find it particularly interesting and useful.
Prof Abdul Ali
Prof Abdul Ali received is higher education at the University of Allahabad (1962-66). He started his professional career as Lecturer at the Department of Arabic, Rangia Degree College, Kamrup (Assam) after abtaining the degree of master of Arts in Arabic in 1966. Then he joined the Govt. Post- Graduate Hamidia Arts & Commerce College Bhopal (M.P) in 1968, and served this institution for 20 years as Lecture and Assistant Professor of Arabic. He obtained the degree of PhD and D Litt in Arabic from Lucknow University, Lucjknow. He also served as Chairman and Director, Department and Institute of Islamic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.Prof Ali is author of fifteen books and over a hundred research papers and articles published in journals and Seminar Proceedings of national and international reputed both and home and abroad. He worked on a UGC-funded Major Research Project for a period of three and a half years. He has also been awarded the Presidential Certificate of Honour for excellence in teaching and research in Arabic.
Acknowledge v Preface vii Introduction ix PART Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1 HISTROCIAL PERSPECTIVE OF ARAB-ISLAMIC HERITAGE 1. Indian as Depicted in Arabic Literature - 1 2. Socio-Politics and Military Role of Jats in the Arab World as Gleaned from Arabic Sources -17 3. SanskritÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Legacy to Arab-Islamic mathematics and Astronomy - 41 4. Indian sources of Arab-Islamic Medicine - 59 5. Contribution of India to Arabic Wisdom Literarure - 71 6. Al-Biruni: An Eminent Indologist - 85 7. The Impact of Mahatma Gandhi on Reawakening of the Arabs - 103 PART Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1 ROLES OF EMINENT INDIAN SCHOLARS IN THE ENRICHMENT OF ARAB-ISLAMIC LITERATURE 8. Shah Wali-allah - 121 9. Sayyid Muhammad Murtada al-Bilgrami al-Zabidi - 153 10. Allamah Fadl-i-Haq Khairabadi - 169 11. Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan - 185 12. Maulan Shibli NuÃ¢â‚¬â„¢mani - 223 13. Prof Ã¢â‚¬ËœAbd al-Ã¢â‚¬ËœAziz Maiman - 243 14. Prof Said Ahmad Akbarabadi - 265 15. Maulana aul Hasan Ali Nadawi - 281 16. Qadi Ã¢â‚¬ËœAbd al-Muqtadir - 307 17. Sayyid Ghulam ali Azad - 325 Bibliography - Pg.343 Index - 357