Thomas Walker Arnold

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Thomas Walker Arnold
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Sir Thomas Arnold
Born 19 April 1864
Devonport, Devon
Died 9 June 1930
Influenced Muhammad Iqbal

Sir Thomas Walker Arnold, CIE (1864–1930) was a British orientalist and historian of Islamic art who taught at Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College,[1] Aligarh Muslim University (then Aligarh College), and Government College University, Lahore.[2] He was a friend of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, and wrote his famous book "The preaching of Islam" at the insistence of Sir Syed.[3] He also taught poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal and Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, and was a very close friend of Shibli Nomani who was also a teacher at Aligarh.[4]

Life[edit]

Arnold was born on 19 April 1864, and educated at the City of London School.[5] From 1888 he worked as a teacher at the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh. In 1898, he accepted a post as Professor of Philosophy at the Government College, Lahore and later became Dean of the Oriental Faculty at Punjab University.[6] From 1904 to 1909 he was on the staff of the India Office as Assistant Librarian. In 1909 he was appointed Educational Adviser to Indian students in Britain.[7] From 1917 to 1920 he acted as Adviser to the Secretary of State for India.[8] He was Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental Studies, University of London, from 1921 to 1930.[9] Arnold became the first English editor for the first edition of The Encyclopaedia of Islam.[10]

He was made Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1912, and in 1921 was given a Knighthood. He married Celia Mary Hickson in 1892.[11] He died on 9 June 1930.[12]

Works[edit]

  • Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1896). The preaching of Islam: a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith. WESTMINSTER: A. Constable and co. p. 388. Retrieved 2011-05-29. (Original from the University of California)[13]
  • The Caliphate, Oxford 1924, reissued with an additional chapter by Sylvia G. Haim: Routledge and Kegan Paul, London 1965[14]
  • The Old and New Testaments in Muslim Religious Art (Schweich Lectures for 1928)[15]
  • Painting in Islam, A Study of the Place of Pictorial Art in Muslim Culture (1928, reprint ed. 1965).[16]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Empire in Your Backyard: Imperial Plymouth". www.britishempire.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  2. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  3. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Sir Thomas Walker Arnold | Aligarh Movement". aligarhmovement.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  5. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  6. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Thomas W. Arnold | Making Britain". www.open.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Thomas Walker Arnold". Goodreads. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  9. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
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  11. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  12. ^ Arnold, Thomas Walker (1913-01-01). The preaching of Islam : a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith. London : Constable. 
  13. ^ "Sir Thomas Walker Arnold | Aligarh Movement". aligarhmovement.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  14. ^ "Thomas W. Arnold | Making Britain". www.open.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  15. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  16. ^ electricpulp.com. "ARNOLD, THOMAS WALKER – Encyclopaedia Iranica". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 

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