CONTENTS:- Introductory; The Aga Khan as the world sees him – Ancestry -- Aga Khan I; Persian government's action; Closing Years of a Great Life; Aga Khan II & Lady Aly Shah; Aga Khan III; The World War of 1914; A Man of Peace; Champion of Islam; Nobel Prize for Peace; Leader and Guide of Muslims; King George V at Aligarh; Indian Educational Problems; Aga Khan on Indians’ Rights; Indians Overseas; Defence of India; Democratic India; The Aga Khan and the League of Nations; Golden Jubilee; Aga Khan in East Africa; Foundation of World Peace; The Future of India; Aga Khan’s Family and Heir; Aga Khan-Sportsman.
His Highness the Aga Khan, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah was a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad and the spiritual head of millions of Ismailis living across the world. He was a statesman with an international reputation. Providing rich insights into the multifaceted personality of the Aga Khan, this book explores something of what he had done and said as well as how he had achieved a positions for himself which had been rivalled by none of his contemporaries. Tracing his descent from Ali who married Fatimah, the only daughter of the Prophet Muhammad by his first wife Khadijah, it describes his ancestry with special focus on the lives and achievement of his grandfather and father- the Aga Khan Hussain Ali Shah and Aga Khan Aly Shah. Also, it examines the role Aga Khan in India's struggle for independence, as also his contributions towards world peace and educational development.