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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Nonetheless, he deals with the partition of India with insight and shows convincingly that it was not Jinnah’s intransigence until the very end that brought about Pakistan – it was every bit as much the insensitivity of Nehru and Patel and their unwillingness to re Finally finished this tome after 18 months iaswant picking it up and putting it down.
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Pakistan must own the FATF project. A must read for anyone interested in Indo Pak history Rendered into simple Urdu or Hindi it would be pure billingsgate — the coarse vernacular of the fish market.
He ate pork, drank wine and it is widely believed that his counterpart Mahatma Gandhi knew more verses of Qoran than him. For instance, he insisted on equal numerical representation for the League in the provincial government planned and also demanded that the Congress should not nominate any Muslim, as he was the primary spokesperson for Muslims in India.
The author rather portrays a civil image of the person and comfortably omits the fact that this idiot called jinnhaha took money from the Balochs to fight their case for independence and later on when he became the governor general of porkistan, attacked balochistan and acceded it forcefully to the state of porkistan.
He has served seven terms in Parliament, and, in the BJP-led governments of andheld charge of six ministries of the Government of India, inclu http: But indeed once you go through the pages of this book you realize that the only man who till last time had some thought of preserving a united India was Jinnah.
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.
Key excerpts from Jaswant Singh’s book
Published August 31st by Rupa first published Jaswantt 1st Jaswant Singh has come a long way from his home in the desert districts of Rajasthan.
Jinnah died too soon after the formation of Pakistan, leading to a nation devoid of a soul which it was only just forming where minorities face an uncertain future in the face of rising religious extremism. Updated December 30, Prisoner accord If Pakistan hopes to bring back to own prisons people sentenced abroad, it is even more reason to reform jail system.
In poetic language the narrow-minded puritan took him to be a kafir infideland the infidel denounced him as a Mussalman. While doing so, the author also provides the socio-political context and the interplay of various personalities in British India. To ask other readers questions about Jinnahplease sign up.
In a way i’ll admit that i got a whole new picture of Jinnah in Indian politics, “his role as an Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity”.
Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 18, Lucky Zm added it. A brave effort from Shri Jaswant Singh. The book is however, very critical of Nehru and the Congress especially in the s and s and even afterand how it pushed Jinnah from being a votary of Hindu — Muslim unity to demand a separate homeland for Muslims, and emerge as the Quaid-e-Azam of Pakistan. Nov 30, Atif lf it liked it. The sinyh party landscape remains wracked with judicial complications and ongoing accountability pressures.
A must read and as all ways A Good Read. While doing so, the author also provides the socio-political context and the interplay of various personalities in British Ind Muhammad Ali Jinnah is strongly associated with the Partition of India and is often viewed, on the Indian subcontinent, through the binary of good and evil.
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First few pages was very interesting but after that it became boring to ad nauseam. View all 3 comments. As far as I know Jinnah hook as not a religious man in personal life.
Gandhi would generally be honest, forthright and soft-spoken. Want to Read saving…. The roles that the great Indian politicians played in causing the division of India into India and Pakistan has been clearly explained. The author is also extremely critical about how Mountbatten went about doing his job, in haste. 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.
How much better it would have been had the offer of the Cripps commission in to jassant a united India as a Federation, reserving the right for states to get out after some time if their population so voted, than the vivisection along religious lines that so fractured the nation and let to eternal strife between the countries. This is an extremely good book.
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And where did it drag Pakistan to? Dec 30, Penandinkpot Uzma rated it really liked it. He gives us a brilliant account of the machinations and mistakes that happened behind the scenes as well as revealing a fascinating collection of correspondence between Nehru, Gandhi, Jinnah and all the various Viceroys of India. Nonetheless, he deals with the partition of India with insight and shows convincingly that it was not Jinnah’s intransigence until the very end that brought about Pakistan – it was every bit as much the insensitivity of Nehru and Patel and their unwillingness to recognise the necessity for some compromise to accomodate the Muslim minority.