Thursday, December 7, 2006

SIR SYED ACADEMY

The Academy has the singular privilege of operating from a house consecrated through long years of residence by the great man from whom the Academy gets not only its name but its very raison d’etre.
Sir Syed House was originally a military mess. In 1876 it was bought by Syed Mahmood, the first Indian judge of the Allahabad High Court for the residence of his father Jawad ud Daula Arif Jung Sir Syed Ahmad. The bungalow, known as Sir Syed House, lay in a dilapidated condition till it was fully renovated and restored to its original grandeur in the early 1970S. It was decided to Convert the Building into a memorial for the founder and house in it the Academy named after him. The Academy was inaugurated on 22nd October, 1974. The founder Director of the Academy the Late Professor Khaliq Ahmad Nizami put the wh effort on a sound footing with his extraordinary interest andinowledge of the Aligarh Movement.
Since its inception the Academy has been trying to create an awareness and understanding about the tremendous contributions that Sir Syed made for the advancement of the cause of educational, technological, social and cultural development. The Academy highlights the substantial effort of Sir Syed to promote unity and ha among the various comniunifies of this vast country and thus to champion the noble cause of nation building.

The following sections of the academy have been established to help fulfill its purpose:

MUSEUM
The Personal effects of Sir Syed kept in this section for display are a major attraction of the Academy. Besides, there are three galleries:
The first gallery aims at providing an introductory glimpse into the life and times of Sir Syed and his associates.
The second gallery tells through its exhibits the story of the various phases of the M.A.O. College.
The third gallery presents a brief history of Aligarh Muslim University. On display are the photographs of the Vice-Chancellors as well as those of the campus buildings in a chronological sequence. Three large portraits of the founder, his sons and close associates can be seen in the conference hall and the library.

ARCHIVES
Besides the official records of MAO College, this section contains records of the various societies, projects and associations established by Sir Syed in a period of about Eighty five years. This set of records provides a wealth of source material not only for a study of Muslim educational activity from 1863 to 1947 but also for a knowledge of the contributions of many muslims to the country’s struggle for freedom.
A number of Indian and foreign scholars have already consulted the archives. There has been a remarkable increase in the number of Indians and overseas scholars visiting the academy over the years with a keen interest in the achieves

PUBLICATION OF THE ACADEMY IN 2003 -2005
1. Khutbat-e-Ahmadia
Sir SyedAhmad
2. Tabeenul Kalam Fl Tafseerit Taurat Wal Injeel Ala Millatil Islam
Sir Syed Ahmad
3. Ain-e-Akbari of Abul Fazal Allami
Edited by Sir Syed Ahmad
4. Tarikh-e-Firoz Shahi of Ziauddin Barni
Edited by Sir SyedAhmad
5. Selected Essays of Sir Syed Vol I
Translated from Urdu by Dr. M. Hameedullah, (Sir Syed Fellow).
6. Selected Lectures of Sir Syed Ahmad Vol I
Translated from Urdu by M. Abdul Mannan, (Justice Syed Mabmood Fellow).
7. Sanskrit Biography of Sir Syed Ahmad
Prof. Permanand Shastri
8. Arabic Biography of Sir SyedAhmad
Dr. M. Salahuddin Umari.
9. Malayalam Biography of Sir Syed Ahmad
Dr. M. Raheena Begum.
10. Tamil Biography of Sir Syed Ahmad
Dr Mrs. Chandni Bi.
11. Dastavezat: Muslim Educational Conference
Edited by Professor lqbal Husain, (Sir Syed Fellow)
12. Documents: Muslim Educational Conference Vol II
Edited by Professor lqbal Husain, Sir Syed Fellow.
13. Justice Syed Mahmood Papers
Edited by Professorlqbal Husain, SirSyed Fellow.
14. Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 2003
Saiyid Hamid.
15. Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 2004
Siddhartha Shankar Ray.
16. Urdu Translation of Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 2004
Dr MotasimAbbasi.
17. Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 2005
Shyam Benegal.
18. Urdu Translation of Sir Syed Memorial Lecture 2005
M. Abdul Mannan, (Justice Syed Mahmood Fellow).


DIRECTORS

1. Prof.Khaliq Ahmad Nizami
(Founding Director - 1974-75, 77-85)
2. Prof. Zaheeruddin Malik (1975-77)
3. Prof. Ateeq Ahmad Siddiqi (1986-91)
4. Prof. Shan Mohammad (1991-96)
5. Prof. Iftekhar Alam Khan (1998-2002)
6. Prof. Asghar Abbas (2002- 25th June 2008)
7. Prof. Shan Mohammad (25th June 2008-Till date)


Address :
Sir Syed Academy
Sir Syed House AMU Aligarh 202002




SIR SYED ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS
By AMU PUBLICATION DIVISION

KHUTUT-E-VIQARUL MULK (Urdu) ed. by Mushtaq Ahmad

NATIONAL INTEGRATION & SECULARISM by Tara Chand

ALIGARH MAZI-O-HALL (Urdu) by Rasheed Ahmad Siddiqi

BASIC ONENESS OF ALL RELIGIONS with special reference to
HINDUISM AND ISLAM by B.N. Pandey

MUNTAKHAB MAZAMIN-E-SIR SYED (Urdu)
ed. by Ateeq Ahmad Siddiqi

IN SEARCH OF UNITY AND SECULARISM
by P. Jaganmohan Reddy

THEODORE BECK PAPERS FROM SIR SYED ACADEMY ARCHIVES
by Khaliq Ahmad Nizami

SIR SYED KE MAZHABI, TALEEMI AUR SIYASI AFKAR (Urdu)
ed. by Shan Mohammad
SIR SYED CORRESPONDENCE (Hard Bound)
ed: by Atiq Ahmad Siddiqui (Paper Back)

SIR SYED BAZYAFT (Urdu) (Hard Bound)
by Atiq Ahmad Siddiqui (Paper Back)

SIR SYED CORRESPONDENCE VOL.IV
by Shan Motiammad

IS ISLAM SECULAR?
by Dr. Rafique Zakaria

SIR SYED LEKH SANCHA VAN (Hindi)
by Atiq Ahmad Siddiqui

SIR SYED AUR FUN-E-TAMEER (Urdu)
Prof. Iftikhar Alam Khan

KHUTBAT-E-AHMADIA (URDU)
by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

DUSTAVEZ-MUSLIM EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
(URDU) by Prof.Iqbal Husain

SIR SYEDAHMAD KHAN CHARITAM (SANSKRIT)
by Prof.Parmanand Shastri

SIR SYEDAHMAD KHAN HAYAT-O-AFKAR
(ARABIC) by Dr.Md.Salahuddi Usmani

SIR SYED MEMORIAL LECTURE 2003 (URDU)
by Syed Hamid
NEW EDITION OF SIR SYED’S TABEENUL KALAM (URDU)
by Sir Syed Ahmad

DOCUMENTS: MUSLIM EDUCATION CONFERENCE, VOL.11
by Prof. Iqbal Husain

SELECTED ESSAYS OF SIR SYED, VOL.1
by Dr. M. Hameedullah

MALAYALAM BIOGRAPHY OF SIR SYED (Malayalam)
by Dr. M. Raheena Begum

TAMIL BIOGRAPHY OF SIR SYED (Tamil)
by Dr. (Mrs.) Chandni Bi

SIR SYED MEMORIAL LECTURE 2004
by Siddhartha Shankar Ray

AIN-E-AKBARI (Urdu)
Ed.by Sir Syed Ahmad

TARIKH-E-FIROZ SHAHI (Urdu)
Ed. by Sir Syed Ahmad

SELECTED LECTURES OF SIR SYED AHMAD VOL-I
Translated by - Mohammad Abdul Mannan

JUSTICE SYED MAHMOOD PAPERS
Ed. by lqbal Husain

SIR SYED MEMORIAL LECTURE 2005
by Shyam Benegal

SIR SYED MEMORIAL LECTURE 2005
Urdu Translation by Mohd. Abdul Mannan


Address:
Publication Division
Sarfaraz House
AMU Aligarh (UP) INDIA-202002
Tel: +91-571-2700920
Email: pub_div@rediffmail.com

6 comments:

Ahtasham Rizi said...

Good to see a write up about the Academy. It reminded me the days when Nizami sahib used to walk to this building from his house to oversee its construction. We used to pass by this building (Khandar)in late sixties but we never knew it was the earstwhile house of Sir Syed. It was in early 70s when the construction started to complete it before the celebrations of AMU Centinary in 1975 which was cancelled due to the black act passed by the then government that took away the University's minority character.

Alan said...

Thanks for making such detailed information about the Sir Syed Academy available. I spent several enjoyable weeks at the Academy and AMU libraries a few years ago, doing research on "Syed Mahmood and the Transformation of Muslim Law in British India," for my Ph.D. Dissertation at McGill University. Until you posted your blog, there has been almost nothing available in the internet regarding the Academy and the excellent books they are publishing. Your work in highlighting their contributions is much appreciated! I also liked your piece on Syed Mahmood on your Karwaan-e-Aligarh blog. His vital contribution to the history of AMU and to other aspects of Indian history has also been sadly neglected.

Alan M. Guenther

Afzal Usmani said...

Hello Dr. Alan M. Guenther,
Thanks for the nice comment.
I am in complete agreement about your comment regarding Justice Syed Mahmood.
He had been completely ignored even in Aligarh which is a hard work and dedication of Syed Mahmood. As per my readings, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was spritual leader of Aligarh Movement and architect of Aligarh Muslim University whereas Justice Syed Mahmood is a key foot soldier as well as architect of Aligarh Muslim University.

Afzal Usmani

NAZIMODDIN HUSNODDIN said...

I salute you for the efforts you have taken for Providing such valuable information about AMU.Through this blog only I succeeded in contacting And getting The book Tarikhe Firozshahi,But it is in Farsi.
Can you Assist me in getting Urdu Or English Translation?

謝欣芷 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

nazia shah said...

sir syed was a great person, the services of the sir syed in pakistan we cant forget it,
i find a site of the translation which is also very help full about translation,
urdu translation