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. Rishika said: Jinnah has forever been painted as the villain of India’s partition One may agree to Jaswant Singh’s opinions in the book or not but indeed it is an . Excerpts from Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence by Jaswant Singh, the veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader whose views on the.

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Sep 29, Anandh marked it as to-read. This book is well worth a read since it is largely objective, though it is also boring in parts and could have been much crisper and a lot more readable.

First few kn was very interesting but after that it became boring to ad nauseam. Servai’s Partition Legend and Reality offer some of the most candid observations on Jsswant role as an outstanding Indian statesman, A statesman who was little understood. The traitor who created Pakistan, which has ever since been a festering wound in India’s nationhood.

Singh does a fantastic job of personifying Jinnah – who to this day remains something of an enigma to most people. One of the best writeups on the whole partition and Jinnah.

Key excerpts from Jaswant Singh’s book

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.

Oct 27, Bharath rated it really liked it Shelves: But indeed once you go through the pages of this book you realize that the only man who till last time had some jaswajt of preserving a united India was Jinnah. It then moves on to Jinnah, his early life, contrasting his approach with Mahatma Gandhi.

In Singh’s words he ‘had to settle for a moth-eaten Pakistan and in that too, he failed to mould it into a working state, leave alone a singy example of that implausible theory of Muslims as a separate nation. The author describes Jinnah as “largely a self educated, a self made man, anxious as a youth that his merit should gain recognition and be duly rewarded”.


Seem to be very controversial, have to see what the author says. This is an extremely good book. Politics has not changed much since. Managed to huff and puff till the end where I was met with the annexures. In a way i’ll admit that i got a whole new picture of Jinnah in Indian politics, “his role as an Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity”.

Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence

Share this on WhatsApp. Her argument is that no one person or a group of persons were responsible for Partition: The book is very well researched and booi analyses quite objective. This is probably the most honest book covering the period of the Indian independence struggle that I have read so far. Enter email to get notified.

This is an honest book, and one that deserves the highest praise. The history we read in school is slightly different from what may have really taken place and for that Mr. Whether Mr Singh used the quote as part of a sober history or to castigate Jinnah bopk proxy is not clear.

Media Review Network ยป Book Review: Jinnah India- Partition Independence by Jaswant Singh

All in all an eminently readable, though long, book. Aug 18, Lucky Zm added it.

Reacting to Jinnah’s reservations about the constitutional draft tabled at the Round Table conference in London, Nehru denounced them as an ‘amazing farrago of nonsense and narrow-minded communalism. Jasawnt is a much hyped book. Nonetheless, he deals with the partition of India with insight and shows convincingly that it was not Jsawant intransigence until the very end that brought about Pakistan – it was every bit as much the insensitivity of Nehru and Patel and their unwillingness to re Finally finished this tome after 18 months of picking it up and putting it down.

Nov 18, Venu. This sjngh also brings to light the oft forgotten political face and shrewd mind of Gandhi. Author quotes many letters and reports which are very boring and lengthy. The focus is on the later years of Jinnah and the period when the the clamour for partition came to the fore.

In that book whenever the name of Jinnah came I felt a tickling going in my body which prodded me to read ijnnah book which was resting in my bookshelf for last five months. 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.


Of course there sihgh lot to the misery and bok that will probably remain. I would consider the desirability of retiring to a South Sea island where there would be some hope of meeting people who were intelligent enough or ignorant enough not to talk of the 14 points.

Oct 28, Aziz Khan is currently reading it Shelves: Updated December 30, Pressure on the press A government-controlled body to run the affairs of newspapers is not in sync with the modern concepts of rule. Aug 20, Nbcindia added it. It reveals the timeline of events that eventually contributed to the creation of the two separate nations, India and Pakistan.

Indian authors vilify Jinnah; John Keay just reports the event and has no opinion; Dominique Lappierre eulogies Mountbatten; but I think Jaswant Singh has hit it on the nail when he tries to analyze the events that occured, and correctly indentifies the reasons behind Partition and the role played by each of the parties; Congress for pushing Jinnah away and pinning him in a corner from where Pakistan was the only option, Jinnah for demanding Pakistan as a negotiating tactic to gain more representation and voice in an Indian government and then not knowing what to do once his wish came true and finally on the British for widening the rift between the two communities for their own narrow gains and the haphazard manner in which it was finally executed.

The ob of human misery In the end very interesting, even if poorly written with poor grammar and story line jumping about and references to things and events totally unknown.

I was reading a book by Bipin Chandra, India’s struggle for freedom.