Why did this partition take place at all? Who was/is responsible – Jinnah? The Congress party? Or the British? Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his an. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour. 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.

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As Jaswant Singh points out, many disturbing aspects of the two nation theory and the event of partition remain with us today.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

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. 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.

Responding jwswant Sarojini Naidu during a discourse about jaswamt feelings for the Indian Muslims he confessed, ‘I cannot say in truth that I have any feelings of jinnha love for Muslims.

Refresh and try again. Believe me, if you are sjngh scholar,this is a boring book and writing style has power to put you to sleep after reading 10 pages. Hardcoverpages. Congress Politicians couldn’t see through the machinations of Jinnah. Nov 18, Venu. Thus, his kind of Islamic fundamentalism was just a tool to embarrass the Congress with Gandhi and Nehru in Particular by carving a seperate nation called Pakistan. The author is also extremely critical about how Mountbatten went about doing his job, in haste.

Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands new vote. Aug 18, Lucky Zm added it. The book is very well researched and the analyses quite objective. 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.


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 jinnah lot more readable.

It is a political biography. The author rather portrays a civil image of the person and comfortably omits the fact that this idiot called jinnhaha singg money from the Balochs to fight jaswznt case for independence and later on when he became the governor general of porkistan, attacked balochistan and acceded it forcefully to the state of porkistan. What kind of language is naswant for one leader to use for another? 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.

The British considered him as a rabid extremist with the result that he was everywhere but nowhere. Pakistan must own the FATF project. Regarded as an authority on Ajswant foreign policy and national security, Jaswant Singh is among the most respected names in the country’s public life, and in the world of diplomacy.

jqswant For a critique of Nehru’s often arrogant attitude towards Jinnah and the Muslim League — jasaant 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jan 07, Jrohde rated it liked it Shelves: How and why did this transformation take place? The book starts with exploring the entry of Islam into India and this part is largely academic with no new information. He gives us a brilliant account of the machinations and mistakes that happened behind the scenes as well as revealing a fascinating collection of correspondence between Nehru, Gandhi, Jinnah and all the various Viceroys of India.


Pretty much jinnnah I have studied on indo-pak partition is present in this book. The dimensions of human misery Jan 07, Zainab added it. 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 Jaswant Singh has jqswant to bring to the forefront the hidden mechanics and negotiations that went on behind the partitioning of Jawant 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.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by 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 jaswnat nation. 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.

Sep 12, Praveen rated it it was amazing.

K Gandhi and fundamentalist Muslim and Hindu jimnah. Oct 27, Bharath rated it really liked it Shelves: 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: After reading this book, I can see why Jaswant Singh had to face such a barrage of criticism, even expulsion from his party.

Author writes about history of Muslims and India in brief and about birth and childhood of Jinnah in few pages.