Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence is a book written by Jaswant Singh, a former Finance Minister of India and an External Affairs Minister, on Pakistan’s. Excerpts from Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by Jaswant Singh, the veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader whose views on the. In an interview on the eve of the launch of his book on Jinnah, Singh took a divergent stand from the Sangh as well as popular Indian.
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Also what now of Pakistan?
After all having practiced partition to a fine art just before departing back for home, in Africa, Cyprus and in Palestine — it was a near convention to break-up former colonies and India too could not prevent the grand design from being played out there, according to Chishti. In the author’s view Jinnah’s outlook was all realpolitik, unsupported by any ideological content.
In poetic language the narrow-minded puritan took him to be a kafir infideland the infidel denounced him as a Mussalman. The portions where Mahatma Gandhi questions him about what will happen to minorities in the new nation of Pakistan, leads Jinnah to claim that they will be taken care of. Jan 12, Bulbul sinbh it did not like it. He clearly explains how Jinnah moved from being jinnha champion of Hindu-Muslim unity and nationhood to a champion of Pakistan.
A hurt Jinnah gradually consolidated Muslim support and emerged as the primary spokesperson. History books usually paint one or the other as the villain, depending on whose version of events you are reading, but it is often not so black and white in reality.
This is such a tedious book. Jaswant Singh has tried to bring to the forefront the hidden mechanics and negotiations that went on behind the partitioning of India and the reasons that pushed Jinnah from being an exponent of Hindu-Muslim unity to the leading figure in the demand for a separate Muslim Pakistan.
The partition of India,some call it vivisection as Gandhi had, has without doubt been the most wounding trauma of the twentieth century. However, as the chief architect of this vivisection he deserved to be the chief protagonist. His analysis is featured regularly in mainstream and alternate media outlets around the world. The author must have kept in mind the devil this idiot was. By subjecting many revered personalities of that era such as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu and Sardar Patel to fresh scrutiny, the author has ensured that controversy on his subject will rage on.
Nov 26, Anil Swarup rated it really liked it. And yet, he seemed to return to a more broad minded approach once he got his Pakistan — assuring minorities of equal rights.
Taste your own bitter fruit when you yourself planted the seeds! December 31, Economic direction? ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government.
Jaswant Singh has come a long way from his home in the desert districts of Rajasthan. I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom. First few pages was very interesting but after that it became boring to ad nauseam. A major theme of the book is how the Congress made no attempts to be inclusive and brushed aside the Muslim league as a non-entity in the s and s.
His mistrust of the Congress, and the consolidation of Muslim support also leads Jinnah to become more inflexible and demanding in the later years late s and s. Open Preview See a Problem? Oct 27, Bharath rated it really liked it Shelves: The book in the middle becomes a bit too detail and complex I guess the author wanted to capture every bit of event that happend in the last 5 years before partition.
Quite possibly this decision was before anyone bothered to read the book. Pakistan is once again at a critical juncture of political transition. Jaswant Singh is an Indian politician. Aug 04, Sharat Bandlur rated it really liked it. As Jaswant Singh points out, many disturbing aspects of the two nation theory and the event of partition remain with us today.
I am not scholar to understand this so called scholarly researched and detailed book but I unravel the basic informati I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom.
I personally feel after reading this book that its not only Jinnah who was the prime reason for India’s partition but also Nehru and Patel and also to some extent Gandhi who pioneered this catastrophe.
Sep 21, Banwari rated it really liked it. Books by Jaswant Singh. And where did it drag Pakistan to?
Lists ov This Book. Jaswant Singh has done justice to himself and to his readers by writing this book from an unbiased perspective of a historian and not as the spokesperson of a political organization, largely perceived to be communal.
Sep 12, Praveen rated it kinnah was amazing. While Jinnah was a constitutionalist, believing in being entirely legally correct in conduct, Gandhi took to non co-operation to protest unjust laws as well fight for freedom for the country. All in all an eminently readable, though long, book. Coming from Jaswant Singh, an old hand in Indian politics this one is a treat for anyone who wants to know about Jinnah. Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value.
However, Jaswant has summed up well in the end though I dont agree with a few things what he has put in. Those burning ‘whys’ of the last sixty-two years, which bedevil us still.
Responding to Sarojini Naidu during a discourse about his feelings for the Indian Muslims he confessed, ‘I cannot say in truth that I have any feelings of paternal love for Muslims.
On page he quotes Nehru ‘If I had to listen to my dear friend Mohammad Ali Jinnah talking the most unmitigated nonsense about his 14 points I am not scholar to understand this so called scholarly researched and detailed book but I unravel the basic information which author wanted to convey out of this massive drivel of pages.
Jul 16, Rishika rated it liked it.