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. Rishika said: Jinnah has forever been painted as the villain of India’s partition One may agree to Jaswant Singh’s opinions in the book or not but indeed it is an . Excerpts from Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by Jaswant Singh, the veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader whose views on the.

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Later on the writer discusses that if the two nation theory was right then why creation of Bengal happened. While Jinnah was a constitutionalist, hinnah 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. A very good book highlighting the arguments of the other side as well. The history we read in school is slightly different from what may have really taken place and for that Mr.

Responding to Sarojini Naidu during a discourse sihgh his feelings for the Indian Muslims he confessed, ‘I cannot say in truth that I have any feelings of paternal love for Muslims.

OPINION: Jaswant Singh`s Jinnah –

The book is meticulously researched, balanced and well written. The dimensions of human misery I would consider the desirability of retiring to a South Sea island where there would be some hope of meeting people who were intelligent enough or ignorant enough not to talk of the 14 points. He is said to have flattered himself with the idea that he would be the ‘last viceroy’ and the British king’s sole plenipotentiary in India.

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: Known for his moderate political view Jaswant Singh is an Indian politician.

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.


Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Of course there is lot to the misery and mystery that will probably remain. It starts with an excellent question – why were the invasions of the Turks, Afghans etc called Muslim invasions and not territorial invasions.

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”. A brave effort from Shri Jaswant Singh. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. After all having practiced partition to a fine art just before departing back for home, in Africa, Cyprus and in Palestine — jinnay 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.

What kind of language is that for one leader to use for another? In poetic language the narrow-minded puritan took him to be a kafir infideland the infidel denounced him as a Mussalman.

K Gandhi and fundamentalist Muslim and Hindu leaders.

Media Review Network » Book Review: Jinnah India- Partition Independence by Jaswant Singh

Jinnah’s one singular trait, his one unpardonable sin, was his stark and unvarnished candour which was little understood and even less appreciated by others. 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 Reading this books took me down the memory lane, when I was a student in college and had a pretty heavy subject of Jwswant Studies.

Gandhi would generally be honest, forthright and soft-spoken. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hence, perhaps the title of the book.

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. Nov 18, Venu. 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.


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In Singh’s words he ‘had to settle for a moth-eaten Pakistan and in that too, he failed to mould it into a working state, leave alone a shining example of that implausible theory of Sinhg as a separate nation. 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.

Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. 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 And where did it drag Pakistan to? Before this the idea was that although initially he tried to reconcile the two communities but once onto the idea of partition the man put heart and soul into it and shunned every effort of Congress to avoid Congress.

Key excerpts from Jaswant Singh’s book

BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely give more ammunition to those quarters denouncing The author examines “How and why this ‘ambassador of Jaswwnt unity’, the liberal constitutionalist, an Indian nationalist” went The book is more about India’s partition than about Jinnah. But the author has woven some very interesting facts. He has authored several books. Known for his moderate political views, he is a self-described liberal democrat even though the Bharatiya Janata Party is often described as a right-wing nationalist organization.