The truth is, conducting research in Aligarh is tough ... especially for women. While men might be affected by political unrest, etc., women have to deal with cultural expectations and behaviors that make it hard to get the job done. This recent review of the research experience by Amber Abbas, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin, may help you make up your mind about living and working in Aligarh. I know that I could have used some material located in the Maulana Azad Library, but I also know how exhausted I was by the end of my dissertation fellowship. So.
If you go, this write up of Maulana Azad Library resources by Peter Knapczyk, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin, will be useful.
Hap tip to Sagar, A South Asia Research Journal.