Author: Ian Bryant WellsPublisher: Permanent BlackYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 269ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178241056
This book analyses the development of Jinnah’s relationship with India’s Muslims from his entry into politics until 1934. It seeks to establish that a dominant view of Jinnah-namely that he was an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity in the 1920s who became a communalist in the 1940s-is far from the truth.Ian Wells shows that the two Jinnahs approach oversimplifies the trajectory of a complex and evolving political thinker and strategist. The primary changes in Jinnah’s politics, he suggests, were the strategies Jinnah employed to achieve his goals rather than the goals themselves.Among the facets of Jinnah’s political thought and career analyses here are various other settled perspectives on Jinnah-his elitism and distance from mass politics; the effect on his work of an intellectual genealogy from the Liberalism of Morley on the one hand and the constitutionalism of Gokhale on the other; his view of secularism, religion and the religious community; his relations with Gandhi, Motilal and Jawaharlal Nehru, Willingdon, Ramsay MacDonald and Irwin; his attitude to the Rowlatt Act, the Khilafat Movement, and non-cooperation; and his complex, troubled relations with other nationalist Muslim leaders.This book will interest all historians of modern India and nationalist politics, as well as those who find Jinnah an intriguing and fascinating contrast to Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINTRODUCTION: THE IMPACT OF PARTITION ON THE STURY OF JINNAHGOKHALE’S HEIRMorley, Liberalism and JinnahJinnah, Congress and the Muslim LeagueRepresenting Muslim InterestsAMBASSADOR OF UNITYReforming the Council of IndiaLaying the Foundation for UnityThe Lucknow PactJINNAH AND WILLINGDONThe Home rule LeaguesJinnah the ExtremistThe legislative CouncilDEFEAT BY GANDHIThe Rowlatt ActMontagu-Chelmsford ReformsJallianwalla Bagh and the rise of Mass ProtestJinnah’s Fall from GraceTHE BACKROOMS OF POLITICSJinnah and the KhilafatNegotiating to end Non-cooperationDrifting Towards the Muslim LeagueLEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONReturn to constitutional PoliticsReviving Hindu-Muslim UnityLeading the LegislatureTHE JINNAH LEAGUEThe Delhi ProposalsTemporary Unity: Opposition to the Simon CommissionThe End of Unity: Rejecting the Nehru ReportTHE FOURTEEN POINTS OF MR JINNAHUnifying the Muslim CommunityNegotiating with GandhiDiffering Agenda: Jinnah and IrwinEXILE IN LONDONThe Round Table ConferenceHindu-Muslim Disunity Rethinking Political DirectionsCONCLUSION: JINNAH IN PERSPECTIVEBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX