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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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. 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: Oct 28, Aziz Khan is currently reading it Shelves: The author must have kept in mind the devil this idiot was.

Although the author’s narrative might be repetitive and bland in some parts, the book is definitely worthwhile as an objective account of Jinnah and the Partition of India accompanied by its Independence. In the next chapter, it moves from Jinnah’s birth to his disputes in Congress and with Tilak.

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Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his answer, for there can perhaps not be a definitive answer, yet the author searches. The book is more about India’s partition than about Jinnah. The partition of India,some call it vivisection as Gandhi had, has without doubt been the most wounding trauma of the twentieth century.

This book is well documented, and perhaps more heavily criticized than others because it is by a politician and policy maker, who is also an Indian. Jaswant Singh proceeds in a gentle manner, clearly unfolding the events of the times. Looks jswant it was compiled long back by reading several books and fudging ideas and facts from s of other sources.

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I had definite doubts about this one and thought an Indian can’t do justice to the great man. Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as opposition demands new vote.

ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government. Have doubts jknnah this product? Jaswant Singh believes that for the return of lasting peace in South Asia there is no alternative but to first understand what made it ‘abandon’ us in the first place.

Mar 16, Rajiv Chopra rated it really liked it Shelves: Jinnah has been a major inspiration in my life and is one person I absolutely love knowing more about. K Gandhi and fundamentalist Muslim and Hindu leaders. But Jaswant Singh, finally, shows there were several players more culpable – the British, the Congress Party leaders such as M. India Partition Independence by Jaswant Singh is a controversial xingh about the life of Mohammed Ali Jinnah and his role in the politics of British India, which contributed to the partition between India and Pakistan.

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IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour extremely cold and distant. The history we read in school is slightly different from what may have really taken place and for that Mr.

Nov 14, Ashhar rated it really liked it. 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. Want to Read saving…. Nehru strongly advocated the theory of strong centre so he particularly blaming Nehru for partition. Hardcover jzswant, pages.

What kind of language jaswqnt that for one leader to use for another? Books by Jaswant Singh. Read this book slowly and try to observe every single event.

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This is clearly indicative of the bias that has pervaded much of Indian history through the last decades. One of the best writeups on the whole partition and Jinnah. 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. Trio accused in JIT report reject findings, claim innocence.


Later on the writer discusses that if the two nation theory was right then why creation of Bengal happened. 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.

There is a whole chapter on Islam’s evolution and I don’t understand why. What I found intresting is the detail Jaswant went on explaining the relationship between the trio – Jinnah Gandhi and Nehru.

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I jsawant not scholar to understand this so called scholarly researched and detailed book but I unravel the basic informati I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom. Known jadwant his moderate political view Jaswant Singh is an Indian politician.

Jan 24, Glider50 added it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Safe and Secure Payments. It then moves on to Jinnah, his early life, contrasting his approach with Mahatma Gandhi.

In a way i’ll admit that i got a whole new picture of Jinnah in Indian politics, “his role as an Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity”. I’m yet to finish it.