The Prisoners Of Malta is a translation of 'Asiran-e-Malta' written by Maulana Muhammad Mian in Urdu many years back.
This translation in English has made the book accessible to Non-Urdu readers. It throws light on almost all the activities of the two great personalities (Shaykh al-Hind Mawlana Mahmud al-Hasan and Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Sayyad Husayn Ahmad Madani) who had sacrificed their all for the cause which was dear to them.
Asira'n-e-Maltais the history of the perpetration of the British Raj in India against the will and wishes of its inhabitants and a Historical record of the contribution of the Scholars of India in the Indian struggle for freedom from Colonial Rule.
Shaykh al-Hind and his student Maulana Husayn Ahmad Madani (later known as Shaykh al-Islam) were arrested in Hijaz (Makkah) on 23 Safar, 1335 A.H. They were sent to Malta via Cairo by a ship on 29 Rabi' ath-Thani 1335 A.H. corresponding to 21 February 1917 and clamped in the prison for 3 years and 4 months. They were released and reached Bombay on June 8, 1920. This time of returning from Malta synchronized with the period of the beginning of the Khilafat Movement.