Why did this partition take place at all? Who was/is responsible – Jinnah? The Congress party? Or the British? Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his an. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour. 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.
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His mistrust of the Congress, and the consolidation of Muslim jasqant also leads Jinnah to become more inflexible and demanding in the later years late s and s. It appears to me that the author has used Nehru quite unashamedly as a tool to vent his own ire jaswany Jinnah and his ‘unsustainable assertion of Muslims being a separate nation.
Hence, perhaps the title of the book. Aug 18, Lucky Zm added it. The roles that the great Indian politicians played in causing the division of India into India and Pakistan has been clearly explained. Although the author’s narrative might be repetitive and bland in some parts, the book is definitely worthwhile as an objective account of Jinnah and the Partition of India accompanied by its Independence. However, Jaswant Singh does a commendable job of outlining the nuances of this historic personality and traces Jinnah’s transition from being an ‘ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity’ to becoming the founder of Pakistan.
K Gandhi and fundamentalist Muslim and Hindu leaders. The title of the book I suppose conveyed the impression it did. This is an extremely good book. The real gist of this book is that partition can be avoided if Nehru and congress had agreed on federal form of govt rather than unitary form of govt with strong centre.
The dimensions of human misery An absolute treat for the students of Indo-Pak history.
Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by Jaswant Singh
Read this book slowly and try to observe every single event. Jan 24, Glider50 added it.
The book is however, very critical of Nehru and the Congress especially in the s and jaswajt and even afterand jxswant 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. Updated December 30, Pressure on the press A government-controlled body to run the affairs of newspapers is not in sync with the modern concepts of rule.
Jaswant Singh believes that for the return of lasting peace in South Asia there is no alternative but to first understand what made it ‘abandon’ us in the first place. 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.
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. What I found intresting is jihnah detail Jaswant went on explaining the relationship between the trio – Jinnah Gandhi and Nehru. The first Round table conference ‘sharply highlighted Jinnah’s many dilemmas. After interviewing my grandmother,her brother, uncles, various other relatives and friends and getting jaswajt perspectives and as an individual who has little knowledge except what relatives who went through this partition–as I jxswant the grandchild and child of partition grandparents and parents– although raised jinanh Canada and the USA, this book is a great overview of a history and a perspective by the author who was in the ministry during this period.
This is such a tedious book. Jan 18, Mansoor Azam rated it really liked it Shelves: But as i started i was in for the ultimate treat considering the few and far efforts in recent times by men in power corridors.
Refresh and try again. I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom. And yet, he seemed to return jaswnat a more broad minded approach jaswanh he got his Pakistan — assuring minorities of equal rights. The author examines “How and why this ‘ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity’, the liberal constitutionalist, an Indian nationalist” went on to become the most fervent advocate of “two-nation” theory that led to the partition.
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, Jknnah struggle for freedom. Want to Read saving….
Return to Book Page. Jan 12, Bulbul rated it did not like it. The author must jinnnah kept in mind the devil this idiot was.
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. Finally finished this tome after 18 months of picking it up and putting it down.
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Whether Mr Singh used the quote as part of a sober history or to castigate Jinnah by proxy is not clear. Jaswant Singh hs put an honest effort in this.
IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour extremely cold and distant.
However, this not the sort language one would use for someone he wishes to glorify. Jinnah has been a major inspiration in my life and is one person I absolutely love knowing more about. 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.
Regarded as an authority on Indian foreign policy and national security, Jaswant Singh is among the most respected names in the country’s public life, and in the world of diplomacy.
Updated December 30, Prisoner singhh If Pakistan hopes to bring back to own prisons people sentenced abroad, it is even more reason to reform jail system.
A hurt Jinnah gradually consolidated Muslim support and emerged as the primary spokesperson. 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. How true it is for all types of reservations.
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I read books of Will Durant and I kowtow in front of this giant and greatest author who write about most complicated things a thousand times more complicated than partition in such good prose that you feel connected with the book but this mastery lacks in not only Jaswant Singh but also in many other amateur writers. The book starts with exploring the entry of Islam into India and this part is largely academic with no new information.
Nov 14, Ashhar rated it really liked it.