Tag: Aligarh Muslim University

MEMORIES OF INDIA: IBN SINA ACADEMY

Aligarh Muslim University arranged a visit for me to a local museum during my recent tour. Located in the middle of a bustling bazaar, the Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Science is run by an illustrious family of ‘Hakims’, doctors, devoted to medieval and modern medicine and Muslim Scientists. The museum and academy is named in…




MEMORIES OF INDIA: SYED HOUSE

I had the pleasure of visiting the home of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a highly revered man who founded the oldest central university in India in 1875. Originally it was known as the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, which became the public Aligarh Muslim University in 1920….




FATEPUR SIKRI

Fatepur Sikri maybe a small city in the shadow of nearby Agra, but it is of monumental importance in terms of history and architecture. Dating back to the Mughal emperors of India, this is as a place I have longed to visit for many years, and finally my wish came true with a visit especially arranged for me by Aligarh Muslim…




A VERY SPECIAL PLACE

Today began in a very special place. I visited the school for the blind, with students from all over India, funded and overseen by the Aligarh Muslim University. It has become one of most memorable occasions in my life. I heard children of all ages singing their national anthem, and their enthusiasm, confidence, and fervour was so heart-warming…




ALIGARH

My literary tour of five cities in India is nearly ending. What a journey it has been….