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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Believe me, if you are not scholar,this is a boring book and writing style has power to put you to sleep after reading 10 pages. Jinnah’s one jaswaht trait, his one unpardonable sin, was his stark and unvarnished candour which was little understood and even less appreciated by others.

He is said to have flattered himself with the idea that he would be the ‘last viceroy’ and the British king’s sole plenipotentiary in India. A must read and as all ways A Good Read. However, Jaswant has summed jaswannt well in the end though I dont agree with a few things what he has put in.

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Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Aug 18, Lucky Zm added it. This is clearly indicative of the bias that has pervaded much boom Indian history through the last decades. Jaswant Singh hs put an honest effort in this. The traitor who created Pakistan, which has ever since been a festering wound in India’s nationhood.

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A brave effort from Shri Jaswant Singh. Until we do that, a minimum, a must, we will never be able to persuade peace to return.

Indian authors jxswant Jinnah; John Bkok just reports the event and has no opinion; Dominique Lappierre eulogies Mountbatten; but I think Jaswant Singh has hit it on the nail when he tries to analyze the events that occured, and correctly indentifies the reasons behind Partition and the role played by each of the parties; Congress for pushing Jinnah away and pinning him in a corner from where Pakistan was the only option, Jinnah for demanding Pakistan as a negotiating tactic to gain more representation and voice in an Indian government and then not knowing what to do once his wish came true jinnwh finally on the British for widening the rift between the two communities for their own narrow gains and the haphazard manner in which it was finally executed.


It reveals the timeline of events that eventually contributed to the creation of the two separate nations, India and Pakistan.

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Dec 27, Imran Aslam rated it really liked it. 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.

Of course there is lot to the misery and mystery that will probably remain. Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience.

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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 jinanh Reading this books took me down the memory lane, when I was a student in college and had a pretty heavy subject of Pakistan Sihgh. The focus is on the later years of Jinnah and the period when the the clamour for partition came to the fore. One thing I learned from this book is that only scholarship or detailed knowledge can never make a good book if writing style is bland.


Singh also tries to examine where the oj of dividing a nation between Hindus and Muslims into two separate nations originated from.

Iqbal Jassat is an acclaimed writer, analyst and commentator and one of the founder members of MRN. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour extremely cold and distant.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by Jaswant Singh

I can’t read further. Lists with This Book. A thorough study of all events lead towards the partition of the Subcontinent. At present, he acts as the representative for the Darjeeling Parliamentary Constituency. Jul 16, Rishika rated it liked it.

This is such songh tedious book. Before this the idea was that although initially he tried to reconcile the two communities but once onto the idea of partition the man put heart and soul into it and shunned every effort of Congress to avoid Congress. This is a much hyped book. By subjecting many revered personalities of that era such as Maulana Abul Boko 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.

Nov 14, Ashhar rated it really liked it. Why did this partition take place at all? The first Round table conference ‘sharply highlighted Jinnah’s many dilemmas. Looks as if it was written long back.