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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Nov 14, Ashhar rated it really liked it. Nov 30, Atif rated it liked it. Jaswant Singh is not a good story teller.
All in all an eminently readable, though long, book. The book is actually quite bala When this book was published, it created a massive controversy for Jaswant Singh, when the BJP leadership immediately sidelined him for writing a book assumed to glorify Jinnah.
One may agree to Jaswant Singh’s opinions in the book or not but indeed it is an honest en devour for which Mr Singh must be appreciated and recognized. I picked this book before finishing the book in my hand. First few pages was very interesting but after that it became boring to ad nauseam.
BJP expels Jaswant Singh over praise for Jinnah in his book – Livemint
His mistrust of the Ninnah, and the consolidation of Muslim support also leads Jinnah to become more inflexible and demanding in the jaswanr years late s and s.
There were windows of opportunities till quite late to reach a rapprochement between the Congress and the League, but only Mahatma Gandhi made a sincere attempt to do that almost right till the day of independence. I am not scholar to understand this so called scholarly researched and detailed oon but I unravel the basic informati I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom. 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.
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.
Jinnah was a great man: Jaswant Singh | India News – Times of India
The title of the book I suppose conveyed the impression it did. But as i started i was in for the ultimate treat considering the few and far efforts in recent times by men in power corridors.
The book in the middle becomes a bit too detail and complex I guess the author wanted to capture every bit of event oc happend in the last 5 years before partition. Jinnah, though flawed in some important issues, should always be r Its a good book,certainly not in the ‘great’ category,but good and to the point.
It starts with an excellent question – why were the invasions of the Turks, Afghans etc called Muslim invasions and not territorial invasions. Regarded as an authority on Indian foreign policy and national security, Jinah Singh is among the most respected names in the country’s public life, and in the world sjngh diplomacy. BOTH decision and timing are scarcely believable and will surely give more ammunition to those quarters denouncing This is probably the most honest book covering the period of the Indian independence struggle that I have read so far.
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. As Jaswant Singh points out, many disturbing aspects of the two nation theory and the event of partition remain with us today. Jinnah has forever been painted as the villain of India’s partition inthe man who stabbed the Indians in the back and walked away with a fifth of the ancient country’s landmass.
It then moves on to Jinnah, his early life, contrasting his approach with Mahatma Gandhi. 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. Sep 12, Praveen rated it it was amazing. In that book whenever the name of Jinnah came I felt a tickling going jnnah my body which prodded me to read this book which was resting in my bookshelf for last five months.
BJP expels Jaswant Singh over praise for Jinnah in his book
Party atmosphere set to sweep across major cities in Asia and other continents as the clock ticks past midnight. The author must have kept in mind the devil this idiot was. He has tried to be honest in trying to find the reason that precipitated one of the greatest tragedies in Indian history and certainly the most defining event in the Indian sub-continent in the last century.
The author argues that the act of partition cannot be simply attributed to an individual but was the product of the intransigence of the Indian National Congress, flawed colonial policies of the British, and the persistence of the Jinnah-led Muslim league.
Jan 24, Glider50 added bok. History books usually paint one or the other as the villain, depending on whose version of events you are reading, but it is often not so black and white in reality. A must read and as all ways A Good Read. Such is indeed the dilemma of every honest person tenaciously clinging to his ideas in the face of unrelenting opposition.
But Jaswant Singh, finally, shows there were several players more culpable – the British, the Congress Party leaders such as M.
How much better it would have been had the offer of the Cripps commission in to establish a united India as a Federation, reserving the right for states to get out after some time if their population so voted, than the vivisection along religious lines that so fractured the nation and let to eternal strife between the countries.
Jinnah did not wish to touch the poor, but then Gandhi’s instincts were rooted in India and lifelong he soiled his hands in helping squalid poor” Jaswant Singh comes up with some seminal conclusions as he presents his viesws against communal reservation communal reservation: This is such a tedious book.