SOCIO-POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF NAWAB MOHSIN-UL-MULUK FOR INDIAN MUSLIMS: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
Even though Mohsin-ul-Mulk was a government servant by profession, he took a keen interest in reviving the Muslims after the events of 1857 whilst working with Sir Syed. He shared Sir Syed's belief that the only path to the salvation of Muslims was through the pursuit of a contemporary education. Aligarh College was created to give these concepts a concrete form, and it later had a significant impact on how Muslims were oriented in the socio-political spheres. Mohsin-ul-Mulk led the Muslims in politics in addition to overseeing the educational programme. In this brief article an attempt is made to revisit the role and contributions of Nawab Mohsin-ul-Muluk that he rendered for the Indian Muslims as a politician, social worker, and an educationist. The article also highlights the role of Muhsin-ul-Mulk as Syed Ahmad Khan's true successor in the Aligarh Movement.