BOOK OF JASWANT SINGH ON JINNAH IN PDF
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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The author is also extremely critical about how Mountbatten went about doing his job, in haste. Jaswant Singh has come a long way from his home in the desert districts of Rajasthan. Those burning ‘whys’ of the last sixty-two years, which bedevil us still. 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.
This is such a tedious book. 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. Also what now of Pakistan? This book is well worth a read since it is largely objective, though it is also boring in parts and could have been much crisper and a lot more readable. While doing so, the author also provides the socio-political context and the interplay of various personalities in British India.
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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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While Jinnah was a constitutionalist, believing 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. The roles that the great Indian politicians played in causing the division of India into India and Pakistan has been clearly explained. After interviewing my grandmother,her brother, uncles, various other relatives and friends and getting various perspectives and as an individual who jinnau little knowledge except what relatives who went through this partition–as I am the grandchild and child of partition grandparents and parents– although raised in 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.
Aug 04, Sharat Bandlur rated it really liked it. Even his monumental achievement, the jaswannt of Pakistan, appears to be tainted with a great compromise at the cost of his demand for a pentagonal Pakistan comprising all the five Muslim majority provinces — an undivided Punjab and Bengal together jaswanf Sindh, Balochistan and the Jaswwant. 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.
BJP expels Jaswant Singh over praise for Jinnah in his book
Seem to be very controversial, have to see what the author says. Aug 18, Lucky Zm added it. I am not scholar to understand this so called scholarly researched and detailed book but I unravel the basic information which author wanted to convey out of this massive drivel of pages. 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 songh, through the binary of good and evil.
He asks where and when did this questionable thesis of ‘Muslims as a separate nation’ first originate and lead the Indian sub-continent to? 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.
The book attempts an jinnnah evaluation. 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. Jul 16, Rishika rated it liked it.
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: However, Jaswant has summed up well in the end though I dont agree with a few things what he has put in.
Jaswant Singh hs put an honest effort in this. After reading this book, I can see why Jaswant Singh had to face such a barrage of criticism, even expulsion from his party. He also had no love lost for the Muslims. Open Preview See a Problem? The struggle against British colonialism of India and the subsequent division of the Indian sub-continent resulting in the creation of Pakistan as chronicled by various historians remains hotly contested given the contrasting viewpoints of competing ideologues.
Jan 13, Siddhant rated it liked it. Oct 28, Siddharth Sharma added it.
Jibnah Singh’s Jinnah appears like a small promontory in a sea of historical rehash and repetition. What I also liked about this book was the collection of correspondence between all the main players; Nehru, Gandhi, Jinnah, the various Viceroys of India and the personal memoirs and notes of these individuals. Its a good book,certainly not in the ‘great’ category,but good and to the point.
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There is a whole chapter on Islam’s evolution and I don’t understand why. This is probably the most honest book covering the period of the Indian independence struggle that I have read so far. In a way i’ll admit that i got a jasant new picture of Jinnah in Indian politics, “his role as an Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity”.
Even after 70 years same kind of politics continues to be played. 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. Want to Read saving…. December 31, Economic direction? Then he write about political life of Jinnah. Beyond a point, it looks like Jinnah improvised his positioning based on circumstances.
Jaswant Singh is an Indian politician. View all 3 comments. How true it is for all types of reservations. As far as I sinth Jinnah was as not a religious man in personal life.