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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A very good book highlighting the arguments of the other side as well. It’s one thing to speak of Nehru’s ‘virulent’ dislike of Jinnah, but quite another to use it as a double-edged weapon to serve the ends of recorded history and, at the same time, project Jinnah in an unflattering and light.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Iqbal Jassat is an acclaimed writer, analyst and commentator and one of the founder members of MRN. 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 Ji This is probably the most honest book covering the period of the Indian independence struggle that I have read so far.

Oct 09, Siby rated it it was amazing Shelves: Have doubts regarding this product? Good for history buffs. Jinnah, though flawed in some important issues, should always be r Its a good book,certainly not in the ‘great’ category,but good and to the point.

The roles t This is an extremely good book.

Dec 27, Imran Aslam rated it really liked it. Believe me, if you are not scholar,this is a boring book and writing style has power to put you to sleep after reading 10 pages.

Inauguration ceremony of Mohmand dam postponed. I would like to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Excellent book on Jinnah and his actions to achieve partition Excellent book on circumstances that led to partition of India, how progressively the demands from Jinnah kept increasing, ultimately to the partition of country. Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands new vote. Commissioned in the Indian Army when barely nineteen, he went through two wars whilst in service and before resigning his commission to pursue a political career.


In a way i’ll admit that i got a whole new picture of Jinnah in Indian politics, “his role as an Am Coming from Jaswant Singh, an old hand in Indian politics this one is a treat for anyone who wants to know about Jinnah. Finally finished this tome after 18 months of picking it up and putting it down.

Hardcoverpages. Currently he represents Darjeeling parliamentary constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha. 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 is an Indian politician. Though the book attempts to analyze events leading to the partition, Singh delves into a series of contentious issues.

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It is a sorry tale, where the actions of a few men caused such divisions and large scale displacement. The book is meticulously researched, balanced and well written.

How and why did this transformation take place? What I also liked about this book was the collection of correspondence between all the main players; Nehru, Pn, Jinnah, the various Viceroys of India and the jinnau memoirs and notes of these individuals. Enter email to get notified. Jan 07, Jrohde rated it liked it Shelves: However, this not the sort language one would use for someone he wishes to glorify. In the next chapter, it moves from Jinnah’s birth to his disputes in Congress jwswant with Tilak.

After reading this book, I can see why Jaswant Singh had to face such a barrage of criticism, even expulsion from his party. This was one of the contributing factors that led to the development of Pakistan.

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Quite possibly this decision was before anyone bothered to read the book. Until we do that, a minimum, a must, vook will never be able to persuade peace to return. 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.

Jul 29, Rahul Khanna rated it it was ok Shelves: A must read for anyone interested in Indo Pak history Why then a Bangladesh? The focus is on the later years of Jinnah and the period when the the clamour for partition came to the fore. Jan 12, Bulbul rated haswant did not like it. Where is it headed? But if you put the matter singy the grounds of political necessity, I am ready to discuss it in a co-operative spirit.


There singg no discussion topics on this book yet. Reading this books took me down the memory lane, when I was a student in college and had a pretty heavy subject of Pakistan Studies. ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government.

Whether Mr Singh used jaswxnt quote as part of a sober history or to castigate Jinnah by proxy is not clear. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour extremely cold and distant.

For a critique of Nehru’s often arrogant attitude towards Jinnah and the Muslim League — which was a factor in paving the way for Partition — Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s India Wins Freedom stands as the pioneering work and is unblemished by personal prejudice. Jinnah has been a major inspiration in my life and is one person I absolutely love knowing more about.

Jaswant Singh’s experience as a minister responsible for the conduct of India’s foreign policy, managing the country’s defence concurrentlyhad been uniformly challenging Lahore Peace process; betrayed at Kargil; Kandahar; the Agra Peace Summit; the attack on Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and the Indian Parliament; coercive diplomacy of ; the peace overtures reinitiated in April The British considered him as a rabid extremist with the result that he was everywhere but nowhere. 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, jinhah the binary of good and evil.

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