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Musalmani din ka Raddi: or Refutation of Muhammadism, in Hindustani. 2nd edition.

Author John Wilson
Title Musalmani din ka Raddi: or Refutation of Muhammadism, in Hindustani. 2nd edition.
Imprint Bombay : [Bombay] Tract and Book Society
Date of Publication 1840
Language English
Notes John Wilson (1804-1875), Scottish missionary and orientalist, studied linguistics, medicine and theology in Edinburgh in preparation for missionary life and mastered the Gujarati, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Hindi, Persion, Arabic and Zend languages. In 1829, a year after graduating, he and his wife went to Bombay as missionaries. There they established a series of successful schools for both boys and girls, secured a printing press by an arrangement with the Bombay Tract and Book Society, and entered into public discussions with Hindu Brahmans, and with Muslims and Parsees. This controversialist work, lithographically printed in the Urdu language, was part of his attempts to convert local people to Christianity. It was first published in 1834 by the Bombay Tract and Book Society and an edition in Persian was also printed, presumably aimed at the Parsee community. Despite his proselytising mission Wilson was also indefatigable collector of oriental manuscripts who sought to preserve Indian historical monuments.
Shelfmark AP.1.215.21
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 19/06/15
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