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Mortal Empire, Immortal League

October 12th, 2018|

‘… the quickest way to achieve India’s freedom is
by the acceptance of the Pakistan scheme …’
(Jinnah, Bombay, 9 August 1942)

The third, and the most crucial point in Jinnah’s argument was that by demanding the partition of India on an equitable basis, the Indian Muslims demolished both pillars of British imperialism, and they did it through […]

Malignant Democracy

October 12th, 2018|

‘Western democracy is totally unsuited to India and its imposition on India is
the disease in the body-politic.’
Jinnah, Time and Tide (London), February 1940

As already mentioned, Jinnah believed that Western democracy was the second pillar of British imperialism (by Western democracy, he meant the form of constitution ‘under which the government of the country is entrusted […]

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: the pioneer of humanism

August 2nd, 2001|

Dawn, The Review, sometime in August 2001

Never was a greater intellectual born among the Muslims of India than Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. He was in a league of his own. There was no one like him before, and there came no one like him after. Sadly, the only thing a proud Pakistani student remembers about […]

Babur

November 23rd, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, November 23-29, 2000

‘Listen to the flute. How it tells its story and complains of separation. It says, I have been crying ever since I was chopped off the reed…’

Thus opened the Mathnavi of Rumi, the favourite reading of Babur’s father Umar Sheikh besides the Holy Quran. Umar Shiekh used to spend long […]

Akbar the Great

August 31st, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, sometime in 2000

He was raised like an orphan. Not that his parents were dead, but his father was in exile and the little infant was in the custody of its uncle. A merciless uncle he was, for he had wrung the infant, barely a few months old, from the hands of its […]