Dissecting an age-old rivalry

Print edition : April 01, 2016

Dilip Hiro writes for about 70 hours a week, about 10 hours a day with no breaks even on Sunday. He has penned more than 30 books over the past 40 years or so. Photo: The Hindu Archives

"The personalities of Gandhi and Jinnah were poles apart. Gandhi widened the base of the Congress party by opening up its membership to a wide section of society. Jinnah was against getting 'riff-raff' involved in politics. He wanted politics to be the province of the educated and the enlightened." Photo: The Hindu Archives

Jawaharlal Nehru. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The author Dilip Hiro speaks about his latest book, The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India and Pakistan.
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