Jinnah : India - Partition - Independence

Jinnah : India - Partition - Independence

by Jaswant Singh

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788129113788
Publisher: Laurier Books Ltd
Publication date: 08/15/2009
Edition description: New Edition

About the Author

Jaswant Singh (born 3 January 1938) is an Indian politician. He is from the Indian State of Rajasthan and was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1960s. He served as Finance minister in the short-lived government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which lasted just from 16 May 1996, to 1 June 1996. After Vajpayee became Prime Minister again two years later, he became Minister for External Affairs of India, serving from 5 Dec. 1958 until 1 July 2002. Responsible for the foreign policy, he dealt with high tensions between India and Pakistan. In July 2002, he became Finance Minister again, switching posts with Yashwant Sinha. He served as Finance Minister until the defeat of the Vajpayee government in May 2004 and was instrumental in defining and pushing through the market-friendly reforms of the government. Known for his moderate political views, he is a self-described liberal democrat even though the Bharatiya Janata Party is often described as a right-wing nationalist organization. He was conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2001. On 19 August 2009, he was expelled from BJP after criticism over his remarks in this book.

Table of Contents

List of Illustration Acknowledgements

Introduction: A Complex Opening

1. India and Islam
2. Jenabhai to Jinnah: The Journey
3. The Turbulent Twenties
4. Sharpening Focus-Narrowing Options
5. A Short Decade-A Long End Game
6. Sunset of the Empire-'Post-dated Cheque on a Collapsing Bank'
7. A War of Succession-Diverging Paths
8. Stymied Negotiations?
9. Mountbatten Viceroyalty: The End of the Raj
10. Pakistan: Birth-Independence: The Quaid-i-Azam's Last Journey
11. In Retrospect

Appendices Index

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