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CHARACTERS ↠ The Sole Spokesman Jinnah the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan In 1940 the All India Muslim League orchestrated the demand for independent Muslim states in India Seven years later Pakistan was. If you are a Pakistani haven t read it and have no plans to read it I may have to unfriend you

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CHARACTERS ↠ The Sole Spokesman Jinnah the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan Created amidst a communal holocaust of unprecedented proportions Concentrating on the All India Muslim League and its leader Moham. The book is based on the doctoral dissertation submitted to the Cambridge University while the author was pursuing her PhD degree The book focuses on the political strategies employed by the Muslim League and their leader the Sole Spokesman Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the run up to the partition The author challenges the existing historical facts by diligently analyzing intentions of Jinnah and building an argument that Jinnah never intended to seek Pakistan as an independent State for the Muslims of India but instead he used the idea of Pakistan as a bargaining counter to safeguard the rights of the Muslims in the Muslim Minority Provinces and to get maximum of provincial autonomy for the Muslim majority provinces Author positions that Jinnah s often cited comment that India needed a surgical operation did not mean partition but rather a notional division of India into two groups before they joined again in a new partnership of euality and that Jinnah s stubbornness for a separate state must be understood as a tactic employed to preserve the fragile unity of Muslim League which always pro establishment party controlled by various groups of vested interestsWith the unfolding events led to the independence of India Jinnah lost the control over the idea of Pakistan in the due course which was very ambivalent and vague in its essence and was forced to accept a land that poorly suited the interests of the most of the Muslims a mutilated and moth eaten Pakistan that Jinnah rejected twice the same formula out of fear that it would lead the division of Bengal and PunjabA few months before Independennce Khawaja Nazimuddin 2nd Governor General as well as 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan candidly told a British Governor that he did not know what Pakistan means and that nobody in Muslim League knew Such was the preparation of the leaders of Muslim League who had made no preparation for how to run a new country One possible explanation for for this lack is that the demand of Pakistan was devised for bargaining purpose to gain political leverage for the Muslims Jinnah and his colleagues in the Muslim League had not contemplated a Pakistan that did not include all of the Punjab and Bengal If the entire scheme was designed to increase the Muslims bargaining power in post British India the division of India had to be between Muslim majority provinces and Hindu majority provinces Without the Non Muslim majority districts of Punjab and Bengal the Muslim League could not expect to bargain for parity between Pakistan and India Jinnah critics already pointed out that any division of India along communal lines would inevitably have to include division of Punjab and Bengal along similar linesThe author assertion is that the creation of Pakistan was an incident and a miscalculation and that Jinnah never wanted a separate Muslim state but used it as a thread to the political bargaining chip to strengthen the voice of the Muslim in the undivided India and in order to defend her assertion she maintains that one needs to look no further than Jinnah s reaction to the partition

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CHARACTERS ↠ The Sole Spokesman Jinnah the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan Med Ali Jinnah The Sole Spokesman assesses the role of religious communalism and provincialism in shaping the movement for Pakista. It is a must read for every Pakistani confused about the idea of Pakistan the role of Jinnah and Muslims in the making of Pakistan and partition of India and An informative text that shines on a detailed account of pre partition subcontinent politics Debunks myths about Jinnah that are taught in schools and clears his stance of a secular modern Islamic state for Pakistan

  • Paperback
  • 310
  • The Sole Spokesman Jinnah the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan
  • Ayesha Jalal
  • English
  • 08 June 2017
  • 9780521458504