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 year is It does not matter who wanted partition or not. I think Said got it right.

Interview with the Author on Tehelka, sounds very interesting. Quotes from The Sole Spokesma It does so by identifying Jinnah’s real political aims, the reasons why he was reluctant to bring them into the open, and his success or failure in achieving them.

Murtaza Pracha rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Only when we begin to take decisions in our own interest [is malal we will truly be intellectually decolonised and able to turn this wasteland into a land of thousand flowers, blooming.

Some folks may not agree with the arguments made in the book as its, at times, miles apart to the official versions taught to us again and again.

That made a very crucial difference. More From This Section. Her work focuses on the military-industrial complex, post-colonial ayesh, and Muslim identity in South Jakal. How do you propose to change that? The day Pak people understand this is the day Pak will be on the path of success.


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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Then there is also the important factor of codification which has made Islam into a closed system. Jul 03, Anish Sharma rated it it was amazing. Can you explain Partition by a focus on people’s history?

Account Options Sign in. All nations are founded on exclusion. The pity of partition is that human beings are still slaves to bigotry. So, truths should be revealed about the past as it may generate a hope for the future. This anthem only depicts the extent of diversity of states of India and pledges all Indians to accept and respect this diversity whole heartedly.

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This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. Shariq and yet you maintained enough interest to post a comment People began to read spokesmah books through the prism of their modern predicament of being at war with the Muslim world.

The State of Martial Rule: This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat This way, many traditional things became entrenched in the name of modernity, including patriarchy.


I wil also get an admission today. Why am I studying those few people?

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There is a real alliance between the Western paradigm and these people. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jalal If you argue that Punjab and Bengal wanted to become a separate country, then Islam as the basis for Pakistan does not make sense. Our cultural heritage is all ayeaha.

The notion that Hindus and Muslims cannot live together is only because of extremists believes on both sides.

In the case of The Sole Spokesmanmy question was how did a Pakistan ayesua about which satisfied the interests of its main constituents so poorly? It was not like a boring academic book.

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In other words, there was nothing preordained about the military’s rise to dominance. What killed him was not Partition. I mean, what kind of Islamic state are you referring to? He was a British man living in India and he had democratic ideals and his best friends including his personal physicians were not Muslims but Parsi and Hindu and the Brits.