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Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity : the search for Saladin

Author: Akbar S Ahmed
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or in the case of Richard Attenborough's hugely successful film, Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study tells a different story of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ahmed, Akbar S.
Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
Named Person: Mahomed Ali Jinnah; Mahomed Ali Jinnah; Mahomed Ali Jinnah; Mahomed Ali Jinnah; Mohammad Ali Jinnah; Mohammad Ali Jinnah; Mahomed Ali Jinnah
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Akbar S Ahmed
ISBN: 0415149657 9780415149655 0415149665 9780415149662
OCLC Number: 36647862
Description: xxix, 274 : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Understanding Jinnah --
The struggle for history --
Jinnah's conversion --
Jinnah and the Pakistan movement --
Mountbatten : last viceroy and first Paki-basher --
Partition : in the heat of passion --
Pakistan : ethnic versus religious identity --
Is Jinnah still relevant?
Responsibility: Akbar S. Ahmed.
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Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, makes this statesman both accessible to the current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before.  Read more...


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'Timely and significant' - Benazir Bhutto'It is stimulating, and is an important contribution to Pakistan's historiography' - Patrick French, The Sunday Times'[I] am glad that it has been written and Read more...

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