Overview for Jinnah and Punjab: Shamsul Hasan Collection and Other Documents 1944-1947
This work provides the complete texts of Shamsul Hasan Collection, Punjab and some other press statements of M.A. Jinnah related to the Muslim Punjab. The Shamsul Hasan collection contains the correspondence between the leaders of the Punjab Muslim League and M.A. Jinnah and it also includes the detailed reports regarding the activities of the Punjab Provincial Muslim League. It covers the period from 1944-1947, which was crucial in the run-up to the partition. This Collection is an invaluable source material for the historians and researchers and for those who aspire to study the growth of the Muslim League and the demand of Pakistan in Muslim Punjab. This Collection provides a significant information about the role of the people and leaders of the Muslim Punjab in the formation of the sovereign state of Pakistan. Shamsul Hasan Collection reveals that how the Punjab Provincial Muslim League under the leadership of M.A. Jinnah influenced and shaped the provincial politics in its most turbulent years and had emerged, in a real sense, a body of the Muslim masses. The documents of this invaluable literature help the readers to understand the tactics, strategies and maneuvers of M.A. Jinnah which he adopted towards the Punjab which he adopted towards the Punjab, the heartland of future Pakistan. The social, culture and religious forces operating in the Punjab during this period and propaganda for the cause of the Muslim League and Pakistan can be best understood through a careful reading of this invaluable literature. For the benefit of the readers a detailed calender of Collection, historiography on the partition of India, introduction and important biographical notes have also been added in t his work.
Amarjit Singh (Author)
Amarjit Singh is a Reader in the Department of History at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. His areas of interest are Modern Indian History, Muslim Politics and Partition of India and Muslim Society and Politics of Colonial Punjab. His Publication Include Punjab Divided: Politics of the Muslim League and Partition 1935-1947, (New Delhi-2001).