Book The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan / Ayesha Jalal.
Publication year: 1994.
Call Number DS480.45 .J35 1994
Media class: Book
Edition: Pbk. ed.
Publisher: Cambridge ;New York : Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521458504 0521458501
"This paperback edition published 1994"--T.p. verso.
Revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Cambridge, 1982.
Extent: xix, 310 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
In 1940 the All-India Muslim League orchestrated the demand for independent Muslim states in India. Seven years later Pakistan was created amidst a communal holocaust of unprecedented proportions. Concentrating on the All-India Muslim League and its leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, The Sole Spokesman assesses the role of religious communalism and provincialism in shaping the movement for Pakistan. This is the most important scholarly study of the central event in modern South Asian history - the partition of India in 1947. An important text on the politics of South Asia, it is well written and clearly presented--Publisher's description.
Preface -- Preface to the paperback edition -- Introduction -- 1. Jinnah between the wars -- 2. Jinnah and the League's search for survival -- 3. Jinnah and the Muslim-majority provinces -- 4. [Center] and province: Simla and the elections of 1945-46 -- 5. Jinnah's 'Pakistan' and the Cabinet Mission plan -- 6. The interim government: Jinnah in retreat -- 7. The end game: Mountbatten and partition.