It was written by the author for her doctoral dissertation that she submitted in the Cambridge University. It was, therefore, natural that it had to first gain acceptance by her English professors, who had their own outlook on the changing events in the subcontinent during the transfer of power. It has to be admitted that the book has its own merits: it is well-researched and written in a racy narrative that makes it a delightful reading, though she has hardly touched upon the deeper, personal side of the Quaid that were the hallmarks of the works of Hector Bolitho and Stanley Wolpert. Her style remains cold and objective to the end. The main thesis of Ayesha Jalal is that Jinnah claimed to be the sole spokesman of all Indian Muslims not only in the provinces where they were in majority but also where they were in minority.
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Tojaramar The year is It does not matter who wanted partition or not. I think Said got it right. Interview with the Author on Tehelka, sounds very interesting. Murtaza Pracha rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Only when we begin to take decisions in our own interest [is malal we will truly be intellectually decolonised and able to turn this wasteland into a land of thousand flowers, blooming.
Some folks may not agree with the arguments made in the book as its, at times, miles apart to the official versions taught to us again and again. That made a very crucial difference. More From This Section. Her work focuses on the military-industrial complex, post-colonial ayesh, and Muslim identity in South Jakal. How do you propose to change that? The day Pak people understand this is the day Pak will be on the path of success. Then there is also the important factor of codification which has made Islam into a closed system.
Jul 03, Anish Sharma rated it it was amazing. Account Options Sign in. All nations are founded on exclusion. The pity of partition is that human beings are still slaves to bigotry.
So, truths should be revealed about the past as it may generate a hope for the future. This anthem only depicts the extent of diversity of states of India and pledges all Indians to accept and respect this diversity whole heartedly.
Ayesha Jalal — Wikipedia This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. Shariq and yet you maintained enough interest to post a comment People began to read spokesmah books through the prism of their modern predicament of being at war with the Muslim world. The State of Martial Rule: This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat This way, many traditional things became entrenched in the name of modernity, including patriarchy. I wil also get an admission today.
Why am I studying those few people? Herald Magazine There is a real alliance between the Western paradigm and these people. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jalal If you argue that Punjab and Bengal wanted to become a separate country, then Islam as the basis for Pakistan does not make sense. Our cultural heritage is all ayeaha. The notion that Hindus and Muslims cannot live together is only because of extremists believes on both sides.
In the case of The Sole Spokesmanmy question was how did a Pakistan ayesua about which satisfied the interests of its main constituents so poorly? It was not like a boring academic book. What killed him was not Partition. I mean, what kind of Islamic state are you referring to? He was a British man living in India and he had democratic ideals and his best friends including his personal physicians were not Muslims but Parsi and Hindu and the Brits.
The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the Demand for Pakistan
Once the Cabinet had given the go-ahead[in March-April ], the way was clear to offer Jinnah the alternatives of a small Pakistan with sovereign rights and treaty relations with Hindustan, or a larger Pakistan with some minor boundary adjustments and only excluding Assam inside a federation with Hindustan. There was to be no union legislature and any question at the centre on which the two federal units failed to agree would be referred back to their respective group legislatures. Agreement would not be imposed by central dictate, but by agreement between two federated governments. Now the [Cabinet] Mission offered [Jinnah] the substance of what he was really after. His Pakistan did not intend to throw the advantages of an undivided Punjab and Bengal to the winds, nor did it plan to leave the Muslims in Hindustan unprotected. Undivided provinces and protection for minority Muslims could only be achieved inside the framework of an union with an effective centre where the League had an equal say. So we must carefully assess why Jinnah did not jump more openly and more enthusiastically at what the Mission now offered in its Scheme A
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Tojaramar The year is It does not matter who wanted partition or not. I think Said got it right. Interview with the Author on Tehelka, sounds very interesting. Murtaza Pracha rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Only when we begin to take decisions in our own interest [is malal we will truly be intellectually decolonised and able to turn this wasteland into a land of thousand flowers, blooming. Some folks may not agree with the arguments made in the book as its, at times, miles apart to the official versions taught to us again and again.
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