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People interested in the history of India's partition invariably ask the same question: Why did Pakistan happen? Or, what was the Pakistan idea? Focusing on M. A. Jinnah's political career, this book addresses the issue of whether he had a secular or religious vision for Pakistan, or perhaps something in between. Pakistan as a country has yet to find its proper place in the world. Logically, it is assumed that if we can reach a consensus on Jinnah's thought, then we can also resolve the long-standing question of what kind of state Pakistan was meant to be, and thus how it should develop today. Pakistanis are tired of self-serving politicians, landlordism, nepotism, the rise of religious fundamentalism, corruption, economic instability, and the semi-predictable cycle between incompetent bureaucratic and military regimes. Hence for Pakistanis more than anyone else, the debate over Jinnah is a highly emotive subject, and at its heart is a battle of ideas. Pakistanis are really trying to work out something much bigger than Jinnah's place in history. They are trying to find their own historical identity as well. A well researched and thoroughly-indexed book that has earned its place amongst the leading political commentaries on contemporary Pakistan. - adapted from Preface
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In 2005, Saleena Karim raised controversy when she proved that a famous quote of M.A. Jinnah used in Chief Justice Munir's From Jinnah to Zia (1979) was a fake. In this much-anticipated sequel to Secular Jinnah, the author provides an in-depth analysis of the 'Munir quote' and its extraordinary influence over those who argue for a 'secular Jinnah'. Containing independent and original research spanning five years, her book presents a compelling case for a Jinnah who was neither a secularist, nor a religionist, nor even a product of secular-Islam synthesis. This comprehensive work includes discussions on:
Saleena Karim is a British Asian writer and editor. She is also founder/director of the Jinnah Archive online. --From author's website
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