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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The author argues that the act of partition cannot be simply attributed to an individual but was the product of the intransigence of the Indian National Congress, flawed colonial policies of the British, and the persistence of the Jinnah-led Muslim league.

He has served seven terms in Parliament, and, in the BJP-led governments of andheld charge of six ministries of the Government of India, including External Affairs, Defence and Finance.

A must read and as all ways A Good Read.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah is strongly associated with jinmah Partition of India and is often bj, on the Indian subcontinent, through the binary of good and evil. Dec 27, Imran Aslam rated it really liked it. 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.

Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands new vote. But if you put the matter on the grounds of sinbh necessity, I am ready to discuss it in a co-operative spirit. Jinnah has forever been painted as the villain of India’s partition inthe man who stabbed the Indians in the back and walked away with a fifth of the ancient country’s landmass.


Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Quite possibly this decision jqswant before anyone bothered to read the book. Mar 16, Rajiv Chopra 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. While doing so, the author also provides the socio-political context and the interplay of various personalities in British India.

Nonetheless, he deals with the partition of India with insight and shows ajswant 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 of picking it up and putting it down. All in all an eminently readable, though long, book. The book is very well researched and the analyses quite objective.

However, to my disappointment, his writing style is extremely dry and never grabs the attention of the reader. This is jaswanr a tedious book.

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”. 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 jawwant India.

Which stories saw the the biggest audience in the last 12 months? An absolute treat for the students of Indo-Pak history. The author examines “How and why this ‘ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity’, the liberal constitutionalist, an Indian nationalist” went The book is more about India’s partition than about Jinnah.


A must read for anyone interested in Indo Pak history Trio accused in JIT report reject findings, claim innocence. However, Jaswant has summed up well in the end though I dont agree with a few things what he has put in. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Ninnah — Sjngh, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour extremely cold and distant. Lists with This Book. K Gandhi and fundamentalist Muslim and Hindu leaders.

It is a political biography. I had definite doubts about this one and thought an Indian can’t do justice to the great man.

OPINION: Jaswant Singh`s Jinnah –

Gandhi embodied compassion; Jinnah did not wish to touch the poor. He has tried to jimnah honest in trying to find the reason that precipitated one of the greatest tragedies in Indian history and certainly the most defining event in the Indian sub-continent in the last century. To view it, click here.

A book showing the detailed perspective of story. Then he write about political life of Jinnah. Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn. Nov 14, Ashhar rated it really liked it.