Camden in Greater London, England, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
Ali Mohammed Abbas
1922 - 1979
one of the founders
Erected by Camden Borough Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Education.
Location. 51° 31.5′ N, 0° 7.791′ W. Marker is in Camden, England, in Greater London. Marker is on Tavistock Square just south of Endsleigh Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Tavistock Square, Camden, England WC1H 9EZ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Maynard Keynes (within shouting distance of this marker); Noor Inayat Khan (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Bloomsbury Group (about 90 meters away); Virginia Woolf (about 90 meters away); Lytton Strachey (about 90 meters away); Welcome to Tavistock Square (about 90 meters away); In Memory of Auxiliary Firemen (about 90 meters away); Charles Dickens (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Also see . . . Ali Mohammed Abbas (Making Britain - Open University). "Ali Mohammed Abbas went to London towards the end of the Second World War to study law. He joined the All-India Muslim League in London and edited newspapers (Our Home and the Voice of Pakistan) from London. With the creation of Pakistan on 14 August 1947, Abbas used his flat in Tavistock Square as an unofficial Pakistan embassy until an embassy was set up. He remained in England after independence and practised as a barrister. With the help of local councils, Abbas set up twenty-eight schools all over England to enable Pakistanis to speak, read and write in English." (Submitted on March 23, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.