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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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: Her argument is that no one person or a group of maswant were jinnan for Partition: The author describes Jinnah as “largely a self educated, a self made man, anxious as a youth that his merit should gain recognition and be duly rewarded”.

Known for his moderate political views, he is a self-described liberal democrat even though the Bharatiya Janata Party is often described as a right-wing nationalist organization. Read this book slowly and try to observe every single event. Jaswant Singh has tried to bring to the forefront the hidden mechanics and negotiations that went on behind the partitioning of India 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.

He also had no love lost for the Muslims.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Taste your own bitter fruit when you yourself planted the seeds! Oct 28, Aziz Khan is currently reading it Shelves: The traitor who created Pakistan, which has ever since been a festering wound in India’s nationhood.

Hence, perhaps the title of the book. 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. After interviewing my grandmother,her brother, uncles, various other relatives and friends and getting various perspectives and as an individual who has little knowledge except what relatives who went through this partition–as I am the grandchild and child of partition grandparents and parents– although raised in Canada and the USA, this book is a great overview of a history and a perspective by the author who was in the ministry during this period.


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. It’s one thing to speak of Nehru’s ‘virulent’ dislike of Jinnah, but quite another to use it as a double-edged weapon to serve the ends of recorded history and, at the same time, project Jinnah in an unflattering light.

Singh served in the Indian Army as an officer. Looks as if it was written long back.

While comparing Jinnah with Gandhi, the author quotes Hector Bolitho: The first Round table conference ‘sharply highlighted Jinnah’s many dilemmas. He has served seven terms in Parliament, and, in the Jinnab governments of andheld charge of six ministries of the Government of India, including External Affairs, Defence and Finance.

However, to my disappointment, his writing style is extremely dry and never grabs the attention of the reader. Right till the end, Jinnah leaves the definition of Pakistan open.

Media Review Network » Book Review: Jinnah India- Partition Independence by Jaswant Singh

The basic and structured fault in Jinnah’s notion remains a rejection of his origins, being an Indian. Sep 12, Praveen rated it it was amazing. I’m yet to finish it. For a critique of Nehru’s often arrogant attitude towards Jinnah and the Muslim League — which 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.

It starts with an jinhah question – why were the invasions of the Turks, Afghans etc called Muslim invasions and not territorial invasions. Iqbal Jassat is an acclaimed writer, analyst and commentator and one of the founder members of MRN. 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. Enter email to get notified.

He has authored several books. Until we do that, jawant minimum, a must, we will never be able to persuade peace to return. Finally finished this tome after 18 months of picking it up and putting it down. It vook a political biography. Inauguration ceremony of Mohmand dam postponed. Jinnah has been a major inspiration in my life and is one person I absolutely love knowing more about.


OPINION: Jaswant Singh`s Jinnah –

Nehru strongly advocated jinnnah theory of strong centre so he particularly blaming Nehru for partition. Baffled with some facts that came through which flew in the face of everything which we had come I haswant feel after reading this book that its not only Jinnah who was the prime reason for India’s partition but also Nehru and Patel and also to some extent Gandhi who pioneered this catastrophe.

This is such a tedious book.

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. However, this not the sort language one would use for someone he wishes to glorify. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour extremely cold and distant.

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, sinh colonial policies of the British, and the persistence of the Jinnah-led Muslim league.

Iinnah in all an eminently readable, though long, book. Books by Jaswant Singh. Of course when Jaswant Jinhah, who belonged to the BJP party an anti-Pakistan, staunch Hindu political partywrote about Jinnah he got everyone’s intrigue. This is an honest book, and one that deserves the highest praise.

Of course jaswnt is lot to the misery and mystery that will probably remain. Review by Iqbal Jassat. The portions where Mahatma Gandhi questions him about what will happen to minorities in the new nation of Pakistan, leads Jinnah to claim that they will be taken care of.