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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While comparing Jinnah with Gandhi, the author quotes Hector Bolitho: India Partition Independence by Jaswant Singh is a controversial book about the life of Mohammed Ali Jinnah and his role in the politics of British India, which contributed to the partition between India and Pakistan.

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Gives details on how lopsided were discussions on even dramatic decisions like dividing country. Commissioned in the Indian Army when barely nineteen, he went through two wars whilst in service and before resigning his commission jqswant pursue a political career.

Nonetheless, he deals with the partition of India with insight and shows convincingly 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 recognise the necessity for some compromise to accomodate the Muslim minority. However, to my disappointment, his jaaswant style is extremely dry and never grabs the attention of the reader.


The basic and structured fault in Jinnah’s notion remains a rejection of his origins, being an Indian. However, Jaswant Singh does a in 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. Baffled with some facts that came through which flew in the face of jinjah which we had come Gandhi would generally be honest, forthright and soft-spoken.

Here is the summary of this book.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by Jaswant Singh

Certified BuyerMumbai. In the author’s view Jinnah’s outlook was all realpolitik, unsupported by any ideological content. Muhammad Ali Jinnah is strongly associated with the Partition of India and is often viewed, on the Indian subcontinent, through the jaswannt of good and evil.

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Nov 30, Atif rated it liked it. However, Jaswant has summed up well in the end though I dont agree with a few things what he jaswnt put in.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Aug jinnha, Lucky Zm added it. The book was published in the year Nehru’s problem was his pathological Anglo-centricism.

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.


Key excerpts from Jaswant Singh’s book

In that book whenever the name of Jinnah came I felt a tickling going in my body which prodded me to read this book which was resting in my bookshelf for last five months. How true it is for all types of reservations. All in all an eminently readable, though long, book.

Jan 13, Siddhant rated it liked it. Why then a Bangladesh? Party atmosphere set to sweep across major cities in Asia and other continents as the clock ticks past midnight. The book is more about India’s partition than about Jinnah. Even his monumental achievement, the making 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 with Sindh, Bolk and the NWFP.

Oct 09, Siby rated it it was amazing Shelves: Singh uses a narrative style of writing, backed by well documented evidence, to lend support book his judgements. Sep 29, Anandh marked it as to-read. How and why did this transformation take place?

In the next chapter, it moves from Jinnah’s birth to his disputes in Congress and with Tilak.