Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan [1889 – 1963] was a champion of democracy. He was the Speaker of Pakistan’s Constituent Assembly from 1948 to 1954 and the National Assembly of Pakistan between 1962 and 1963.

The life and times of Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan coincide with the rise of the Muslims of India from their centuries-long political and economic decline to their attainment of nationhood. After surrendering their empire to the British, the Muslims of India became demoralized and withdrew into their shell.

Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan

The Test of Time - my life and days

Biography book that Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan had himself written his life stories and experiences covering the period upto 1926, and later completed by Mirza Nurul Huda using Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan's notes as well as by drawing upon other informations, documents and his own experience of close association with him.

Editor’s Note
Mirza Nurul Huda, August 19, 1989.

Completing the memoirs of Maulvi Khan has proved to be an inherently difficult task for someone who has seen the developments from a distance, obviously with his own eyes and understanding of these matters.

Many friends and relatives have inspired and actively helped in the compilation of this volume and its publication. The prime movers in this effort have been Maulvi Khan’s three daughters – Fatema, Kulsum and Razia. My son Najmu and daughters Simeen and Zareen have also helped in various ways.

Finally, I must acknowledge with deep gratitude the financial support provided by the Tamizuddin Khan Trust for the publication of this volume.


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