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When Sheikh Abdullah (Papa Mian) wrote poem for his daughter, Khurshid Jahan

Sheikh Abdullah, founder of Women’s College in Aligarh, and Begum Waheed Jahan had seven children, five daughters and two sons. Begum Khurshid Jahan, born in 1918, was the youngest daughter.

When she was a kid, there was a rumour that beggars with long beards kidnapped the children and would sell them away. Therefore, Begum Khurshid, when four year old, used to get terrified at the mere sight of any man with a long beard. 

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Bipin Chandra Pal on Muslims in Indian Freedom Struggle

During my (Bipin Chandra Pal) college life in Calcutta, the country was passing through great political changes that had a lasting effect upon social and political evolution. During the closing years of my school days, Lord Mayo was the Indian Viceroy. His brief Viceroyalty was noted for the deportation of the Wahabi leader, Amir Khan.

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Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das: Who Solved the Communal Problem in Bengal

In December 1923, after securing a resounding win in elections Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das (C.R Das) led Swaraj Party signed a pact with Muslim leaders of Bengal.

It must be noted that Swaraj Party was a breakaway faction of Indian National Congress (INC) led by Motilal Nehru and C.R Das.

Gandhi and his followers wanted to boycott the elections while the Swarajists were of the opposite opinion.

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