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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This is an intense, very elaborate, most detailed and a doctoral account of pre-partition political developments. Trivia About The Sole Spokesma Very often the hero of one is a foe of the other and, likewise, their victories and defeats overlap.

Vande Matram isn’t the national anthem of India. Farah New York Apr 12, If you look at the way people think in this country, that is what makes it a wasteland.

History is all about perspective. What has happened in recent times is that the militaristic jihad has become the greater jihad.

How do you explain these different notions? Views Read Edit View history. It was by no means a closed experience; it was a much more creative interaction. Intellectually, we are not on par with anyone.


Jinnah did not want Partition: Ayesha Jalal – Herald

Jinnah didnot want partition. No trivia or quizzes yet. He took the argument further by saying the unitary centre [for India] was a British construct. It is quite clear that Hindus and Mussalmans derive their inspiration from different sources of history.

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What are the historic aspects of what you spokesmxn out as the “Muslim Question” in India? JA-Australia Apr 16, To purchase short term access, please sign in ajlal your Oxford Academic account above. The comments below are a clear indication that the patriots on either of the divide lack the perspective i.

She is also exhibits a wry sarcasm at times. This article was published in the Herald’s June issue. Apr 27, Farrukh Pitafi rated it it was amazing.

In one way, Partition made Manto what he is but, in another way, Partition killed Manto…. To read more subscribe to the Herald in print.

So better start eating it. Can you explain, through people’s history, the mistakes we made in ? This anthem only depicts the extent of diversity of states of India and pledges all Indians to accept and respect this diversity whole heartedly.


A good account of events, though her central thesis is probably exaggerated. After the Iraq War, with American boots on the ground, the sense of war diluted the way we discussed books such as Said’s Orientalism and Bernard Lewis’ attack on him.

Most users should sign in with their email address. It provides some insights into the politics of the Pakistani borderlands that relate to the area known as “Pashtunistan”. It’s a good book if you’re really interesting in the spkesman of India’s partition, Jinnah and the Muslim League. This tendency to say that Islam is somehow incompatible with modernity or liberalism is really very much a construct of the West and its antagonistic views of Islam. People are also more comfortable with the notion of a fixed identity, but the problem with me is that I did not fit [into a specific category].

Ayesha Jalal PunjabiUrdu: Punjab and Bengal would have called the shots.