The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai held the
first lecture of the Sir Syed Lecture Series on February 21.
The lecture was delivered by eminent
historian and former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia,
Professor Mushirul Hasan on “Voyage to Modernism: Syed Ahmad of
He spoke about the breadth of Sir
Syed’s vision and the key role played by him in the educational
upliftment of the country in general and the Muslim Renaissance in
The lecture was followed by a question-answer session.
The lecture was attended by students
and faculty members of different institutions of Mumbai.
The Sir Syed Lecture Series was
conceptualized by the students of TISS (several of whom are AMU
alumni) to get the local students acquainted with his ideas.
It seeks to discuss Sir Syed’s
thoughts in a theoretically-grounded manner and bring forth his
relevance in present times.
It also strives to identify new
research areas on the work of Sir Syed and to enrich social
sciences by arranging academic deliberations on his writings.