Why did this partition take place at all? Who was/is responsible – Jinnah? The Congress party? Or the British? Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his an. IN his controversial book Jinnah India — Parition — Independence, Jaswant Singh writes that, ‘Jinnah was potentially kind, but in behaviour. 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.

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Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on Dawn. The book starts with exploring the entry of Islam into India and this part is largely academic with no new information. View all 3 comments.

Jan 13, Siddhant rated it liked it. A very good book highlighting the arguments of the other side as well. It has seared the psyche of four plus generations of this subcontinent. December 31, Economic direction?

OPINION: Jaswant Singh`s Jinnah –

It’s one thing to speak of Nehru’s ‘virulent’ dislike of Jinnah, but quite another to use it as a double-edged weapon to serve the ends of recorded history and, at the same time, project Jinnah in an unflattering light. Jul 20, Humzah Yazdani rated it liked it. Known for his moderate political view Jaswant Singh is an Indian politician. This book is special; it stands apart, for it is authored by a practitioner of policy, an innovator of policies in search of definitive answers.


I jinnab this book before finishing the book in my hand. Servai’s Partition Legend and Reality offer some of the most candid observations on Jinnah’s role as an outstanding Indian statesman, A statesman who was little understood.

Nov 14, Ashhar rated it really liked it.

Books by Jaswant Singh. This is an honest book, and one that deserves the highest praise. Which stories saw the the biggest audience in the last 12 months? Jinnah’s one singular trait, his one unpardonable sin, was his stark and unvarnished candour which was little understood and even less appreciated by others. Trio accused in JIT report reject findings, claim innocence.

What I found intresting is the detail Jaswant went on explaining the relationship between the trio – Jinnah Gandhi and Nehru. This is probably the most honest book covering the period of the Indian independence struggle that I have read so far.

I would like to read. Jaswant Singh attempts to find an answer, his an. Dec 27, Imran Aslam rated it really liked it. It is a political biography. Believe me, if you aingh not scholar,this is a boring book and writing style has power to put you to sleep after reading 10 pages.

He clearly explains how Jinnah moved from being a champion of Hindu-Muslim unity and nationhood to a champion of Pakistan. Singh does a fantastic job of personifying Jinnah – who to this day remains something of an enigma to most people.


Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

And where did it drag Pakistan to? In the end very interesting, even if poorly written with poor grammar and story line jumping sungh and references to things and events totally unknown. I am not scholar to understand this so called scholarly researched and detailed book but I unravel the basic information which author wanted to convey out of this massive drivel of pages.

I had definite doubts xingh this one and thought an Indian can’t do justice to the great man. To view it, click here. Hardcoverpages. 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book is meticulously researched, balanced and well written.

How true it is for all types of reservations. What kind of language is that for one leader to use for another? Jul 29, Rahul Sinhg rated it jxswant was ok Shelves: