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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It is an interesting point.

Modern rich progressive intellectuals. It was heartening to know that intelligent people like yourself exist in Pak. Actually nobody ever could know himself or herself that what they could do in such situations like partition.

It just describe the same story near to textbooks. He said if Pakistan wanted to do a jihad in Kashmir then, first of all, it must break all diplomatic relations with India. 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.


There is a kalal world of scholarship in Urdu. Under that Pukka sahib exterior, he was a bit of a superficial Iqbalian too. Article PDF first page preview.

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In the academy, however, there is much more nuance. Studying in foreign universities makes one an expert in Pakistani History. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. May 05, Rick Bennett rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Muslim Medina Spokesjan said. Sugata Bose [1] [2]. Can you explain, through people’s history, the mistakes we made in ? There are others who say Jinnah himself was Islamic and he wanted to establish an Islamic state Centre and province Simla and the elections of This anthem only depicts the extent of diversity of states of India and pledges all Indians to accept and respect this diversity whole heartedly.


We know it led to about 60 years of Nehruvian dynasty. You could not be signed in.

But, in the process, it threw us out of India. The story reveals how the partition of the Indian subcontinent came to pass because of the divergent political intents of the various elites at the sle, federal and provincial levels and the personalities involved. This way, many traditional things became entrenched in the name of modernity, including patriarchy.

For Indians there is no confusion about where they belong to? Does it have to do with the fact that Muslims would not live as a minority under Hindu rule after having ruled India for centuries? Feb 15, Sultan khattak rated it really liked it. It was by no means a closed experience; it was a much more creative interaction. I do not agree with Ms. Jinnah didnot want partition. I have been moving in that direction for a long time.

BostonMassachusettsUnited States. This page was last edited spokfsman 19 Decemberat It has added a bit extra information in my knowledge. 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.

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Wherever there is a mention of jihad in traditional Islamic literature, it is not always militaristic. Jinnah claimed to be the sole spokesman of all Indian Muslims, not only in provinces where they were in a majority but also in the provinces where they were in a minority.


Its clearly India and not Arabia. To appreciate Professor Jalal’s work one needs to grow beyond the narrow definitions of patriotism. This is where strong leadership is needed to eliminate such thinking and while India had a strong leadership in the past and Pakistan didn’t after the ‘s.

In his book Covering Islam he talks about the nexus between the academy, the multinationals, the media and the White House.

He however, never came out in the open. It shows some headlines and spots. This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. On what grounds did the Congress high command justify the division of Punjab and Bengal? It was like asking a man to live without his heart So, we ended up with a mutilated Pakistan that Jinnah had rejected out of hand.

Zafar Abbas rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Even the type of Islam we keep fighting for wole a colonial concept.

Ayesha Jalal

Refresh and try again. Well it is of no use that who wanted what in the past for the current generation, but it is spkoesman important that are we again on the same path of creating hatred for the future generation which whole of the world will make use and supply arms to us to kill our own people. What is your opinion on the nexus between knowledge and power, and the ways it has been exemplified in the American academia?