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Author: Jaswant Singh
Every generation needs to reinterpret its great men of the past. Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, both makes this statesman accessible to the current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before. Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or, in the case of Richard Attenborough's hugely successful film about Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study redresses the balance. Drawing on history, semiotics and cultural anthropology as well as more conventional biographical techniques, Akbar S. Ahmad presents a rounded picture of the man and shows his relevance as contemporary Islam debates alternative forms of political leadership in a world dominated (at least in the Western media) by figures like Colonel Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein.
Road to Pakistan
Author: B. R. Nanda
This is a biography of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the story of the creation of Pakistan. At a time of much interest and concern about Pakistan in the international community, this volume provides a historical context which helps in an understanding of the present. It traces the development of the Muslim identity on the Indian subcontinent and follows Jinnah as he rode the wave of Muslim communalism to ultimate success in the demand for the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan at independence from British rule. Jinnah’s successful espousal of the demand for Pakistan was a remarkable feat. In achieving this success, Jinnah traversed a long distance from the beliefs with which he entered public life. He started out a nationalist, as a protégé of senior Congress leaders like Dadabhai Naoroji. However, the introduction of separate electorates for Muslims after the Minto–Morley reforms in 1909 led him to change his position in order to appeal to his changed constituency. Even so, it was not until 1937 that he unabashedly played the religious card. He now began to see the Congress and the Hindus as his adversaries rather than the British. Through these twists and turns of posture, the one constant factor was his underlying ambition to remain in a position of leadership and eminence. This volume traces the zigzag course of Jinnah’s political life and the establishment of Pakistan within the broader framework of the Indian freedom struggle. Indeed the main players in this struggle with three protagonists were the Indian National Congress and the British rulers. This work demonstrates how this bigger struggle opened the door for Muslim separatism led by Jinnah. It was through this opening, aided by British moves to use the Muslim League as a foil to the Congress, that Jinnah very astutely led his party to success in its demand for the creation of Pakistan.
Plain Mr. Jinnah
Author: Mahomed Ali Jinnah
Author: Fatima Jinnah
Forty-five years after independence, a plethora of myths and misconceptions have enveloped the life and career of Jinnah. The Jinnah Papers reveal the "real" Jinnah while providing invaluable information on events and issues in the crucial phase of Pakistan's emergence, providing a primary source for research and information. The first volume of the Jinnah Papers covers the period February 20 to June 2, 1947 and is in two parts: Part I contains 718 documents and is supplemented by 14 Appendices in Part II. The documents in the Jinnah Papers have not been published before and constitute a primary source of information on a number of important issues.
Author: John Walton
Author: Mahomed Ali Jinnah, Z. H. Zaidi, Quaid-i-Azam Papers Project
Iqbal, Jinnah, and Pakistan
Author: C. M. Naim, Manvooruddin Ahmed, University of Chicago. Committee on Southern Asian Studies. Muslim Studies Subcommittee
Publisher: Syracuse Univ Facs Pubns