Why Jinnah became defiant

Print edition : September 06, 2013

March 1942: Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Sir Stafford Cripps after a meeting. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A meeting of the Working Committeee of the All India Muslim League at Lahore. M.A. Jinnah (front row) is flanked by Sir Nizam-ud-Din (Home Minister, Bengal government) on the left and Sir Sikander Hayat Khan (Punjab Premier). Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan (second from right, second row) is among those present. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

C. Rajagopalachari with Jawaharlal Nehru. Among Congress leaders, Rajaji was the most sensitive to the issues raised by Jinnah. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

This book is a faithful record of Jinnah’s rise to unquestioned leadership, his tactical skills, his remarkable qualities as the Organisation Man, and also his short-sightedness.
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