Aligarh represents an anomaly in the regular statistics of smaller Indian populaces. Aligarh Muslim University was established in 1875. It was modelled on the University of Cambridge by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan who, after the revolution of 1857, felt the need for the westernised education of Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. Aged mostly between 17 and 25—with the exception of the older, middle-aged Ph. D. students that are here on grants, living with their families—these 30,000-odd stu