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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Aug 04, Sharat Bandlur rated it really liked it. But as i started i was in for the ultimate treat considering the few and far efforts in jimnah times by men in power corridors. Jaswant Singh’s experience as a minister responsible for the conduct of India’s foreign policy, managing the country’s defence concurrentlyhad been uniformly challenging Lahore Peace process; betrayed at Kargil; Kandahar; the Agra Peace Summit; the attack on Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and the Indian Parliament; coercive diplomacy of ; the peace overtures reinitiated in April Hence, jimnah the title of the book.

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.

Key excerpts from Jaswant Singh’s book

I picked this book before finishing the book in my hand. Published August 31st by Rupa first published August 1st I had definite doubts about this one and thought an Indian can’t do justice to the great man.

Although the author’s narrative might be repetitive and bland in some parts, the book is definitely worthwhile as an objective account of Jinnah and the Partition of India accompanied by its Independence. A must read for anyone interested in Indo Pak history Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Jaswajt on Dawn. A very en lighting book ln the partition. Her argument is that no one person or a group of persons were responsible for Partition: However, as the chief architect of this vivisection he deserved to be the chief protagonist.

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 separate nation.

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Jul 21, Sameer rated it really liked it. Jaswant Singh has done justice to himself and to his readers by writing this book from an unbiased perspective of a historian and not as the spokesperson of a political organization, largely perceived to be communal. Jinnah died too soon after the formation of Pakistan, leading to a nation devoid of a soul which it was only just forming where minorities face an uncertain future in the face of rising religious extremism.


Politics has not changed much since.

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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 before partition. One of the best writeups on the whole partition and Jinnah. As Jaswant Singh points out, many disturbing aspects of the two nation theory and the event of partition remain with us today. Dear reader, jinnaah upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience.

Updated December 30, Prisoner accord If Pakistan hopes to bring back to own boo people sentenced abroad, it is even more reason to reform jail system. Nov 30, Atif rated it liked it. Until we do that, a minimum, a must, we will never be able to persuade peace to return. In Singh’s words he ‘had to settle for a moth-eaten Pakistan and in that too, he failed to mould it into a working state, leave alone a shining example of that implausible theory of Muslims as a separate nation.

Even after 70 years same kind of politics continues to be played. Lists with This Book. 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.

Those burning ‘whys’ of the last sixty-two years, which bedevil us still. An absolute treat for the students of Indo-Pak history. Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands new vote. Jinnah’s one singular trait, his jaswantt unpardonable sin, was his stark and unvarnished candour which was little understood and even less appreciated by others.

While doing so, the author also provides the socio-political context and the interplay of various personalities in British India. Servai’s Partition Legend and Reality offer some of the most oon observations on Jinnah’s role as an outstanding Indian statesman, A statesman who was little understood. Where is it headed?


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 subcontinent, through the binary of good and evil. Jan 24, Glider50 added it. As far as I know Jinnah was as not a religious man in personal life.

Why did this partition take place at all? In the next chapter, it moves from Jinnah’s birth to his disputes in Congress and with Tilak. I read books of Will Durant and I kowtow in front of this giant and haswant author who write about most complicated things a thousand times more complicated than partition in such good prose that you feel connected with the book but this mastery lacks in not only Jaswant Singh but also in many other amateur writers.

It is a sorry tale, where the actions of a few men caused such divisions and large scale displacement. I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom. Jinnah, though flawed in ajswant important issues, should always be r Its a good book,certainly not in the ‘great’ category,but good and to the point.

Beyond a point, it looks like Jinnah improvised his positioning based on circumstances. The British considered jinna as a rabid extremist with the result that he was everywhere but nowhere. Nonetheless, he deals with the jinnqh 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.

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Author writes about history of Muslims and India in brief and about birth and childhood of Jinnah in few pages. Dec 30, Penandinkpot Uzma rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The political party landscape remains wracked with judicial complications and ongoing accountability pressures. The traitor who created Pakistan, which has ever since been a festering wound in India’s nationhood.

The roles t This is an extremely good book.