Since the publication of her first book, The Sole Spokesman, in , Ayesha Jalal has been Pakistan’s leading historian. Educated at. The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, Muslim League And Demand For Pakistan ( Cambridge South Asian Studies) Cambridge Studies By Ayesha Jalal Online. Thomas R. Metcalf; ayesha jalal. The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the Demand for Pakistan. (Cambridge South Asian.

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The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the Demand for Pakistan by Ayesha Jalal

Couldn’t get past the first 30 pages. One had to fight with this limitation.

He however, never came out in the open. Her work focuses on the military-industrial complex, post-colonial politics, and Muslim identity in South Asia. What I have said many times is that there is too much made of the history Jinnah made and too little of the context that made Jinnah.

Slavery after Rome, — The Land of the Pure”. Modi is evidence of that. I suggest everybody read Stanley Wolpert books on partition to understand the main characters Jinnah, Nehru and Gandhi. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.


Bargaining option is exaggerated and based on selected studies to prove the point This book is very good for general survey of Muslim League politics and Jinnah’s role in it. It was easier for them to partition the subcontinent and let these spokesmwn go.

Ayesha Jalal Ali Usman Qasmi. Some excellent scholarship is coming out of the West on Islam, in fields such as Islamic legal studies. Seven years spokes,an Pakistan was created amidst a communal holocaust of unprecedented proportions. The rise of Muslim league along with strong support of Jinnah.

Jinnah was a genius nd this book proves how but the author of this book didn’t shy away to point out the mistakes Jinnah made. I wanted to talk about your book on the origins of martial rule in Pakistan.

The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the Demand for Pakistan

The only contradiction l see is that the regional aspect was not given enough thought even though the regions were very important. To purchase short rhe access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Inshe joined Tufts University as a tenured professor. Jinnah and the Leagues search for survival. Mariam Saifullah rated it it was ok Jun 06, Because America has been at war.

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The prosethe rich sprinkling of idiomsthe thought, the nacked jaalal. It was reciprocity of rights – the rights non-Muslims will have in Pakistan will be guaranteed if the rights of Muslims in Hindustan were protected.

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Zak Apr 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan. There is no point in discussing whether partition was right or wrong. In a follow-up book, Self and SovereigntyJalal meticulously worked through colonial archives and multiple other sources to trace the origins and shaping of the Muslim community and its identity in British India. Jinnah was really a selfless and visionary leader. Cambridge University Press- History – pages.

It is a reality.

The 30 pages he had withheld from his autobiography raised hopes that they may contain the whole story but their eventual release was a disappointment.