Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity / Edition 1

Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity / Edition 1

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by Akbar Ahmed
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415149665

ISBN-13: 9780415149662

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Every generation needs to reinterpret its great men of the past. Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, both makes this statesman accessible to the current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before.

Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great

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Every generation needs to reinterpret its great men of the past. Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, both makes this statesman accessible to the current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before.

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 about Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study redresses the balance.

Drawing on history, semiotics and cultural anthropology as well as more conventional biographical techniques, Akbar S. Ahmad presents a rounded picture of the man and shows his relevance as contemporary Islam debates alternative forms of political leadership in a world dominated (at least in the Western media) by figures like Colonel Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415149662
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Jinnah was truly a great leader. This book offers quite an unbaised overview of the partition of the subcontinent. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about Pakistan.