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Jinnah and Jawaharlal

Jinnah and Jawaharlal

(Penguin Petit)

Nisid Hajari
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Until the early 1900s, Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent were united in their fight against the British, fighting for Independence. Eventually, with the formation of the Muslim League, and the leaderships of Jinnah and Nehru not quite in agreement with each other, it increasingly became evident that independence would come with the formation of two separate states: India and Pakistan.

Could the partition – an event that led to countless horrors – be pegged to two people, influential leaders in their own right? Or were there other factors, like the inability to imagine a populace so hungry for a bloodbath?

Read on to find out what led to Jinnah and Nehru becoming the faces of two nations that would emerge out of the struggle for Independence.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Aug/2017

Length : 10 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Jinnah and Jawaharlal

(Penguin Petit)

Nisid Hajari

Until the early 1900s, Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent were united in their fight against the British, fighting for Independence. Eventually, with the formation of the Muslim League, and the leaderships of Jinnah and Nehru not quite in agreement with each other, it increasingly became evident that independence would come with the formation of two separate states: India and Pakistan.

Could the partition – an event that led to countless horrors – be pegged to two people, influential leaders in their own right? Or were there other factors, like the inability to imagine a populace so hungry for a bloodbath?

Read on to find out what led to Jinnah and Nehru becoming the faces of two nations that would emerge out of the struggle for Independence.

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Nisid Hajari

Nisid Hajari is the Asia editor of Bloomberg View. He had earlier spent a decade as foreign editor and then co-editor of Newsweek. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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