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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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, India’s struggle for freedom. By subjecting many revered personalities of that era such as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu and Sardar Patel to fresh scrutiny, the author has ensured that controversy on his subject will rage on.

And yet, he seemed to return to a more broad minded approach once he got his Pakistan — assuring minorities of equal rights. 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.

Of course when Jaswant Singh, who belonged to the BJP party an anti-Pakistan, staunch Hindu political partywrote about Jinnah he got everyone’s intrigue.

Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn. 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.

First few pages was very interesting but after that it became boring to ad nauseam.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Inauguration ceremony of Mohmand dam postponed. A very good book highlighting the arguments of the other side as well. He ate pork, drank wine and it is widely believed that his counterpart Mahatma Gandhi knew more verses of Qoran than him.


A major theme of the book is how the Congress made no attempts to be inclusive and brushed aside haswant Muslim league as a non-entity in the s and s. A brave effort from Shri Jaswant Singh. It appears to me that the author has used Nehru quite unashamedly as a tool to vent his own ire against Jinnah and his ‘unsustainable assertion of Muslims being a separate nation. Here is the summary of this book.

How and why did this transformation take place?

Key excerpts from Jaswant Singh’s book

As Jaswant Singh points out, many disturbing aspects of the two nation theory and the event of partition remain with us today. Thanks for xingh us about the problem. In the end very interesting, even if poorly written with poor grammar and story line jumping about and references to things and events totally unknown.

I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom. 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 light.

Preview — Jinnah by Jaswant Singh.

Jan 18, Mansoor Azam rated it really liked it Shelves: In the next chapter, it moves from Jinnah’s birth to his disputes in Congress and with Tilak. Oct 28, Aziz Khan is currently reading it Shelves: Quite possibly this decision was before anyone bothered to read the book.

The author rather portrays a civil hinnah 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 hinnah became the governor general of porkistan, attacked balochistan and acceded it forcefully to the state of porkistan. 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.

I personally feel after reading this book that its not only Jinnah who was the prime reason for India’s partition but also Nehru and Patel and also to some extent Gandhi who pioneered this catastrophe. Author writes about history of Muslims and India in brief and about birth and childhood of Jinnah in oc pages.


Believe me, if you are not scholar,this is a boring book and on style has power to put you to sleep after reading 10 pages.

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

How true it is for all types of reservations. December 31, Economic direction? The first Round table conference ‘sharply highlighted Jinnah’s many dilemmas. Oct 28, Siddharth Sharma added it. Pakistan is once again at a critical juncture of political transition. He gives us a br 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.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Books by Jaswant Singh. Jul 29, Rahul Khanna rated it it was ok Shelves: A must read for anyone interested in Indo Pak history Aug 18, Lucky Zm added it. He asks where and when did this questionable thesis of ‘Muslims as a separate nation’ first originate and lead the Indian sub-continent to?

It is a sorry tale, where the actions of a few men caused such divisions and large scale displacement. Gives details on how lopsided were discussions on even dramatic decisions like ijnnah country. Reading this books took me down the memory lane, when Jibnah was a student in college and had a pretty heavy subject of Pakistan Studies.