Faruqi, Ashraf, European involvement in the Aligarh movement: the role and influence of the European faculty in the social and political aspects of the Mohamedan Anglo-Oriental College, 1875-1920, Ph.D. thesis, Duke university, 1978

 “The Aligarh movement addressed the problems Indian Muslims faced as a "backward minority" within the Raj. The Mohamedan Anglo-Oriental College at Aligarh , with its European—essentially British—faculty provided the impetus of the movement. This study reviews the role and influence of the European faculty at the College and assesses its contribution to the evolution of the Aligarh movement.  European influence on the movement and the college reached its peak between 1886 and 1906, with the years 1906 to 1919 witnessing a transition period and the passing of European dominance.” The abstract