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ALIGARH

This large town in western Uttar Pradesh,India, in the district of the same name, has been associated with major Muslim educational, political, and ideological movements since the late nineteenth century. Situated 79 miles south of Delhi, the town, also known as Koil, in 1865 became the headquarters of the Aligarh Scientific Society and ten years later of the Mahomedan Anglo-OrientalCollege. Both were established under the leadership of ...more

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