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Jinnah, the maverick autocrat

Book review of Jinnah His Successes, Failures and Role in History

Book cover
Book cover of Jinnah His Successes, Failures and Role in History

Some wounds never heal. The partition the Indian body politic suffered in 1947 is one such, resulting in bloody displacement of millions and massacres of hundreds of thousands.  The throbbing question of who or what factors caused it, and its corollary, could it have been avoided, has led to numerous emotional and intellectual outpourings in the form of tracts, monographs and scholarly tomes. Professor Ishtiaq Ahmed, a Swedish political scientist of Pakistani origin, is the latest scholar to address this question in a doorstop of a volume on Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of ...