Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Pages: 320 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
From the back cover: "Four men shaped the end of the British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten, and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammaed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or, as in the case of the hugely successful film, Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study tells a different story of heroism and tragedy and of backstage maneuvering among the governing elite of the Raj, and argues for Jinnah's continuing relevance as contemporary Islam debates its future direction."