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Jinnah of Pakistan

 
Stanley Wolpert (Author)
Synopsis Mohammad Ali Jinnah was for Pakistan what Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru combined were for modern India--inspirational father and first head of state. Jinnah began his career as the Indian National Congress's "Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity" but ended it forty years later as the architect of the partition that split Pakistan away from India.  This authoritative and uniquely insightful biography explores the fascinating public and private life of this eminently powerful but little understood leader who changed the map of the Asian subcontinent. Portraying Jinnah's story in all of its human complexity, Wolpert begins in the late nineteenth century with Jinnah's early life as a provincial country-boy in Karachi and follows him to London where he studies law and became a British barrister.  Returning to India in 1896, Jinnah rapidly ascended the dual ladders of Indian law and politics, climbing to the top rung of each. By the 1920's, however, it appeared that Jinnah's political career was at an end, superseded by the rise of Gandhi's leadership and the movement of India in a more revolutionary direction. Yet. Jinnah was to remain a pivotal figure in the turbulent decades that followed, as India struggled for independence from British rule amid growing Hindu-Muslim antagonism.  Wolpert vividly recounts how the tragic clash of personalities and party platforms that initially pitted Jinnah against Gandhi escalated from a personal rivalry into a conflict of national and international proportions. Wolpert shows how Jinnah's shrewd and skillful leadership combined brilliant advocacy and singular tenacity to win his suit for the creation of Pakistan on behalf of the 'Muslim nation'--his sole client during the last, lonely, pain-filled decade of his life.
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About the author

Stanley Wolpert

Stanley Wolpert is Distinguished Professor of South Asian History Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published twenty books on South Asia, including Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny, A New History of India and Jinnah of Pakistan.

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Bibliographic information

Title Jinnah of Pakistan
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780195678598
length xiv+421p., Plates; Map.