Syed Ahmad and His Two Books Called ‘Asar-al-Sanadid’

@article{Naim2010SyedAA,
  title={Syed Ahmad and His Two Books Called ‘Asar-al-Sanadid’},
  author={C. M. Naim},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={669 - 708}
}
  • C. M. Naim
  • Published 3 September 2010
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract The earliest writings of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817–1898), the famous Muslim social reformer and educationist, were in the field of History, including two books on the monuments and history of Delhi that bear the same title, Asar-al-Sanadid. This paper compares the first book, published in 1847, with the second, published in 1854, to discover the author's ambitions for each. How do the two books differ from some of the earlier books of relatively similar nature in Persian and Urdu? How… 
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The occasion could have been the formal audience in 1842. The poem was most likely written by Syed Ahmad's friend Sahba'i
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The note is barely a page long, and reads like something by Sahba'i. It makes no mention of a projected or completed book on Zafar