Mohammad Ali Jinnah was for Pakistan what Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru combined were for modern India—inspirational father and first head of. Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley Wolpert Oxford - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. The book Jinnah of Pakistan by Professor. Stanley Wolpert of the University of. California catches you on the wrong foot. You take it up lightly, expecting to read.
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Shelves: library-issues-and-borrowed , my-favourites , recommendations one of the history's most tenacious enigmatic figures. Every Pakistani knows quiet a bit about Muslim League History and final 10 years before partition. We have to. But there are many things we never hear. Quaid started as Muslim-Hindu unity ambassador. Was young, intelligent and a great believer of the constitution. He spent 24 years of his life struggling for Hindu Muslim unity denying all those who thought otherwise.
Along with the idea of equal citizenship, Jinnah had a clear idea of the relationship that should exist between the civilian government and the armed forces of Pakistan. On June 14, , he addressed a gathering of army officers at their training academy in Quetta. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the leader of the Awami League party, based in East Pakistan, won the national elections in Yahya Khan outdid the existing discrimination against the ethnically Bengali East Pakistan and denied Rahman his rightful place as the prime minister of Pakistan.
A civil war followed. With Indian support and military intervention, East Pakistan separated, and Bangladesh was born after a humiliating defeat for Pakistan. Barely six years after the follies of the generals helped dismember Pakistan, an apparently docile and obsequious army chief, Gen. General Zia arranged to have Bhutto hanged after wrongfully accusing him of murder.
Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley Wolpert Jinnah of Pakistan. Read more. Product details Hardcover: Urdu ISBN Tell the Publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is the best book I ever read about M.
In view of the excellent reviews already online, I have only the following to add in the interest of book downloaders' overall reading experience. Jinnah was personally frustrated by the mediocrity of his fellow politicians. This not only included the rivals such as Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Nehru but also - towards the end of his life - companions such as Mr.
Liaqat Ali Khan. Jinnah felt the fate of Muslims in united India would be no different than that of the American Negro stated in one of his speech excerpts in the book. Would this single factor make him pursue his dream knowing full well that many of those vouching for Pakistan will never call it home? Jinnah had no real plan on how to run Pakistan once it materialized.
This is quite extraordinary and contradictory for a leader otherwise shown to be highly intelligent. Happy reading! As the charming, eloquent, intelligent and always wining advocate turns in At the start, the book just felt like a chapter from Pakistan Studies text book. As the charming, eloquent, intelligent and always wining advocate turns into a stubborn, cold, and egoistic man, who was so used to of the idea of winning that failure wasn't a choice.
Those who have read the book would agree that I'm not denouncing Jinnah, I'm instead praising him! He was the most extraordinary man this land could ever produce. View 1 comment. Oct 28, Aziz Khan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jinnah, in post WW-II scenario, proved himself to be the wisest amongst the polititions and freedom strugglers in the subcontinent.
India was awakening to get independence from British Empire which by then had become too weak, administratively and militarily, to prolong their rule. India had to be left to self rule by native leadership.
It was here that Jinnah foresaw the future turbulent political mood in the polity of India. The life of jinnah was driven by sheer logic and principles. Law studi Jinnah, in post WW-II scenario, proved himself to be the wisest amongst the polititions and freedom strugglers in the subcontinent. Law studies and practices made his mind work on constitutional lines. Jinnah, gentleman in his outlook, fair in manners but very sharp at mind and winner on negotiation table created Pakistan at the time of "the shameful flight" of British.
Amongst the prominent political figures of Pre independence India like Gandhi, Nehru, Vallabhai Patel, his stature stands tallest for he primarily added his successes on the blunders of his rivals. To surmount the difficulties of the time, when British ruled and Congress seemed to be the obvious heir to the next rule of India was to take up the task as underdog right from the beginning.
Jinnah did so. Champion of Hindu-muslim cause once had made up his mind to create a country-state where right of the muslims can be safeguarded as Congress had shown total disregard to the muslim demands like separate electorates.
Under Gandhi's leadership All India Congress had done nothing to accommodate muslims or assent to safeguards of muslim rights. Ironically he or All India Muslim League never enjoyed overwhelming majority in any of the Indian province. He had before him, this magnanimous task of unifying all muslims under one banner and to have the right to represent the case of Muslims of All India.
Stanley Wolpert's words at the preface of the book holds true that "Few individuals significantly alter the course of history.
Jinnah did all three". Jun 10, Joe rated it it was ok. This book contains a lot of information about what Jinnah thought, what he said, and what others said about him, however it seems that a lot of the more interesting parts that would get into his personality and some of the non-political aspects of his life were left out.
The barrage of details about what was said at almost every meeting he ever attended makes the book exceptionally dry and at times difficult to read.
Jan 02, Nabeel Tahir rated it it was amazing. A fascinating book that elucidates the life of Jinnah without any prejudices and preconceived notions. It has helped me, as a Pakistani, understand my great leader.
His life, his trials and tribulations. The successes he achieved and the perseverance he demonstrated in the face of unimaginable opposition and adversity are admirable and inspiring.
Jul 16, Abubakar Mehdi rated it it was amazing. It is detailed and very well researched. I also felt that the writer had a very deep knowledge about the politics in British India, and this made the book a very precise document on political history of subcontinent under British rule and the subsequent independence of Pakistan and india. A must read for every Pakistani. I never finished it of course but this-and the whole partition if India thing-is a fascinating story with a bitter ending.
Pakistan was created as a Muslim nation Jinnah would have argued it was secular at the government level, though and the consequences were disastrous for Sikhs and Hindus there and Muslims who stayed in India. Israel was created around the same time. Take note, Israel Oct 24, Natasha rated it really liked it. A very fascinating tale that's unfolding slowly, the most interesting thing is reading about Jinnah as a person, since history is full of his political deeds but very less is known about his personality.
Nov 09, Anish Sharma rated it really liked it. I skipped over the initial few chapters that were on the beginning years of Mr Jinnah's life.
So the review is principally on the second half of the book which i find more interesting. I have no particular answer as to what i find so fascinating about Mr Jinnah, but i have lately discovered that i enjoy reading about him words after words, pages after pages. This book in particular is famous for being unbiased in its depiction of the man under discussion and rationally takes us through the Note: This book in particular is famous for being unbiased in its depiction of the man under discussion and rationally takes us through the events that shaped this gigantic man and how he shaped the gargantuan events in the modern life of this majestic subcontinent.
His cold demeanor, urbanity, leadership skills and resoluteness has often awed me. I wonder what he would make of his own life if he were to judge it. Aug 30, Naveed rated it it was amazing. Jinnah is one of the most "untouched" and "unexplored" yet one of the great leaders of the world. Only Stanley Wolpert and Jaswant Singh have enlightened his leadership calibre and strength of his chracter, will power and vision. Great book to know more about Jinnah.
I suggest reading it along with Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah and you will get to know more about this great leader. I wonder why remained unnoticed amongst the other global leaders of his era. He surely stands taller than most of Jinnah is one of the most "untouched" and "unexplored" yet one of the great leaders of the world.
He surely stands taller than most of global leaders of his era. Nov 25, Sajjad Haider rated it it was amazing. Excellent insight on the Journey and changing thought of the man, Jinnah. Jul 22, Zeshan Syed rated it really liked it Shelves: That's right! Reading this account of the Quaid's life is nothing short of actually meeting the person in real life.
The account is as vividly detailed as it can get. After reading this, it would no longer come as a surprise that an enigmatic and eccentric person such as Jinnah succeeded in carving out Pakistan out of a cesarean procedure done on the then unstable subcontinent bleeding from the strife predomina Quaid e Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is the most iron willed Pakistani I have ever met. After reading this, it would no longer come as a surprise that an enigmatic and eccentric person such as Jinnah succeeded in carving out Pakistan out of a cesarean procedure done on the then unstable subcontinent bleeding from the strife predominantly between Hindus and Muslims.
This book would help the reader, besides learning about the personal and political life of the Quaid, develop an objective view of the process of the birth of Pakistan, and of the current situation that has prevailed ever since the great divide. The book starts from the birth of the person who was Jinnah. Takes us to London where Jinnah developed a taste for acting and out of respect for his father's opinion, opted for a lawyer's profession.
We are then immersed into the passionate transformation of a lawyer into a visionary who, through his fatalistic legal charms and a razor like focus, would work 14 hours a day laboring in nothing other than the dream of achieving Pakistan, developing life long rivalries, and dealing single-handedly with Indian political giants such as Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. The last section of the book is about the last year of the Quaid's life, after the creation of Pakistan, in Quetta, Lahore and Karachi where he was finally laid to rest in peace.
The average reader would learn from the fatal negotiation tactics and the political maneuvers applied by Jinnah in leading his life and in creation of Pakistan. I would recommend this book to open minded readers eager to learn the history of Pakistan from a personal perspective through Jinnah's life.
Jan 10, Hasan rated it it was amazing Shelves: A dry but necessary read and most complete biography on a man that is hardly a part of the international discussion but is the single reason for why Pakistan exists on the map today.
According to Wolpert, Jinnah did what no man had ever done before and what no man will likely do again, carve out a nation-state all by himself. MA Jinnah espoused a liberal ideology of the country that he founded, not dissimilar to the rights espoused by the American Constitution, one that his countrymen have ref A dry but necessary read and most complete biography on a man that is hardly a part of the international discussion but is the single reason for why Pakistan exists on the map today.
MA Jinnah espoused a liberal ideology of the country that he founded, not dissimilar to the rights espoused by the American Constitution, one that his countrymen have refused to follow to this very day. If Pakistan ever turns the ship around from its current position of hopelessness, it will be because they finally heeded the lessons of their enlightened founder.
Feb 23, Ahmed Malik rated it it was amazing. One of the best books ever. Wolpert complements on Mr. Jinnah's life and at the same time gives us an amazing timeline story of all the events that took place for the partition of the subcontinent.
He literally takes us back in time. After reading this I feel like we really dont know anything about our greatest leader. Its sad that a British did so much research on our great man and not us.
We really are a lost nation View all 4 comments. Jan 07, Ahmed Chowdhry rated it it was amazing. A great and objective look at one of the greats statesmen of the 2oth century. As a follow-up I would recommend Jaswant Singh's book on Jinnah as well. Aug 19, Rikka Yooru rated it it was amazing. A very fabulous book pertaining to the life of one of the great leaders of the world who through their sheer determination and steadfastness altered the history and map of the world by remaining true to their ideals and not relinquishing before the forces of evil who tried to dis-heart him when he was paving his own path towards a nation that he wants to see as one of the best nations in the world.
Nov 14, Huzaifa Baloch rated it it was amazing. The book is just a clear reflection of Jinnah's life and not much into any contoversery or anything just interesting biography on the father of nation.
Jan 18, Haider Ali rated it it was amazing. Started reading the book with a zeal and ended with tears in my eyes.