UPSC History Arts and Cultural Movements Question Bank Socio-Religious and Cultural Reforms

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    Consider the following statements about Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder of Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh [NDA 2014-I]
    1. He was a staunch supporter of Indian National Congress.
    2. Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College was set-up with the objective of promoting learning of Islamic education among the Muslims.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     He was not supporter of Indian national Congress. He was one of those early pioneers who recognized the critical role of education for the empowerment of the poor and backward Muslim community. In more than one ways. Sir Syed was one of the greatest social reformers and a great national builder of modem India. So with the aim of promoting social and Economic development of Indian Muslim community, Syed Ahmad Khan founded the Muhammadan Angle Oriental College (Now Aligarh Muslim University) in 1875.

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