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In 1940 the All India Muslim League orchestrated the demand for independent Muslim states in India Seven years later Pakistan was A good account of events though her central thesis is probably exaggerated Jinnah was shallow but probably of a Two nation theorist than Ayesha gives him credit for He was not just using it as a bargaining chip Under that Pukka sahib exterior he was a bit of a superficial Ibalian tooHe may not have read much about religion or history but like today s PTI voters he liked the notion of a Muslim nation Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown may not have read The Isles much about religion or history but like today s PTI voters he liked the notion of a Muslim nation

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The Sole Spokesman Jinnah the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan

Created amidst a communal holocaust of unprecedented proportions Concentrating on the All India Muslim League and its leader Moham Excellent The prose the rich sprinkling of idioms the thought the nacked truth it s history at it s besta must read for all subcontinent folks regardless of their nationality be it Pakistani Indian or a Bengali surely not a detailed account of events but it does probe Jinnah and the scenarios surrounding the man and their ultimate recourse to partition unbiased history writing like this shall be and 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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Med Ali Jinnah The Sole Spokesman assesses the role of religious communalism and provincialism in shaping the movement for Pakista It is a must read for every Pakistani confused about the idea of Pakistan the role of Jinnah and Muslims in the making of Pakistan and partition of India and An informative text that shines on a detailed account of pre partition subcontinent politics Debunks myths about Jinnah that are taught in schools and clears his stance of a secular modern Islamic state for Pakistan


10 thoughts on “The Sole Spokesman Jinnah the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan

  1. says:

    If you are a Pakistani haven't read it and have no plans to read it I may have to unfriend you

  2. says:

    A good account of events though her central thesis is probably exaggerated Jinnah was shallow but probably of a Two nation theorist than Ayesha gives him credit for He was not just using it as a bargaining chip Under that Pukka sahib exterior he was a bit of a superficial Ibalian tooHe may not have read much about religion or history but like today's PTI voters he liked the notion of a Muslim nation

  3. says:

    It was not like a boring academic book with its beautiful graphic language Ayesha Jala has made it a must read who wants to study pre independence politics pf Pakistan It dwells on the formation of Muslim Leaguethe party

  4. says:

    This book is not easy to read It just drones on and on and on and till you forget where you started from Couldn't get past the first 30 pages I'm going to give it another try in a few months and see if I feel any different

  5. says:

    Excellent The prose the rich sprinkling of idioms the thought the nacked truth it's history at it's besta must read for all subcontinent folks regardless of their nationality be it Pakistani Indian or a Bengali surely not a detaile

  6. says:

    The book is based on the doctoral dissertation submitted to the Cambridge University while the author was pursuing her PhD degree The book focuses on the political strategies employed by the Muslim League and their leader the Sole Spokesman Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the run up to the partition The author challenge

  7. says:

    This should be mandatory reading for all high school Pakistani students particularly for those raised on the doctored hist

  8. says:

    It is a must read for every Pakistani confused about the idea of Pakistan the role of Jinnah and Muslims in the m

  9. says:

    If you have obtained you knowledge of the Pakistan project through textbooks taught in our education system this book will completely change the understanding of realities of Pakistan movement and the challanges thrown to Jinnah the Sole Spokesman but not just Congress and the Raj but the muslim politicians in I

  10. says:

    Dry and empirical and Jalal's writing is disappointingly naive It tries to provide a narrative which by itself is uite bare; without the footnotes it would have gone nowhere It however gives me some insight into the mainstream historiography of the partition as well as that of Pakistan by departing from it The Bengal divergences of the League help to make sense of larger ideological trendsI really dislike biogr

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