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

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Overview

In 1940 the All-India Muslim League orchestrated the demand for independent Muslim states in India. Seven years later Pakistan was created amidst a communal holocaust of unprecedented proportions. Concentrating on the All-India Muslim League and its leader, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, The Sole Spokesman assesses the role of religious communalism and provincialism in shaping the movement for Pakistan.

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"At once compelling and closely argued, this is a work no student of modern India and Pakistan can afford to ignore." American Historical Review

"Concise, elegantly written, amply documented..." Pacific Affairs

"This work provides a fresh perspective on the demand for Pakistan and its regional variations." Sajida S. Alvi, Religious Studies Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521458504
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1993
  • Series: Cambridge South Asian Studies Series , #31
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Preface to the paperback edition; Introduction; 1. Jinnah between the wars; 2. Jinnah and the League's search for survival; 3. Jinnah and the Muslim-majority provinces; 4. Centre and province: Simla and the elections of 1945-46; 5. Jinnah's 'Pakistan' and the Cabinet Mission plan; 6. The interim government: Jinnah in retreat; 7. The end game: Mountbatten and partition.

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