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My new book, Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan

October 13th, 2018|

Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan is my latest book. It has been published by Libredux UK, and can be purchased from Amazon. You can also download a free soft copy right here, or from the page about the book on this website.

A panel discussion on this book was conducted last month in Lahore (and I […]

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 […]

One-India Fallacy

October 12th, 2018|

‘…and the so-called one India is only a means
of British domination and British rule…’
Jinnah, Cairo, December 19, 1946

According to Jinnah, there never was any doubt that the British wanted to lead India ‘ultimately’ to freedom and independence, persistent with the ‘great ideal’ of Commonwealth (see his toast to King George VI). However, according to him, […]

Was Jinnah the sole spokesman?

September 11th, 2017|

Jinnah never claimed to be the sole spokesperson of his nation. His lifelong stance was that the sole representative of the Muslim nation was All-India Muslim League (and later its off-shoot in the new state). In April 1946, he also took the pledge of loyalty to the League just like ordinary Muslims.

The idea that he […]

A strange mistake of Stanley Wolpert

August 16th, 2017|

While writing Iqbal: Daur-i-Urooj, I have come across many new facts about our history, and been able to correct some errors of the earlier writers. One of the strangest mistakes I came across happens to be in Jinnah of Pakistan, the 1984 book by the well-reputed American scholar Stanley Wolpert. Here is the questionable passage:

Jinnah […]