Tracing the History of Jamia Millia Islamia through Bi-Amma

Often, Jamia Millia Islamia and their national struggle for independence of India are said in the same breath. The names of the University’s founding fathers are printed in the books of history. But in this entire story, a protagonist is kept in the shadows. This protagonist is a leader, a believer, a woman, her name: Abadi Bano Begum. She is the courageous mother of the Ali brothers, ‘Bi-Amma’ to everyone who loved her. In this video, we find her in history and we look at her fiery shadows in the Ali brothers. And in this journey, we find ourselves in the wake of the national struggle for freedom, only to end up at Jamia Millia Islamia.