Author: Prafull GoradiaPublisher: Contemporary TargettYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 237ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175253762
The Hindus of Nehruvian India bent over backwards to placate the Muslims. Sections of the Constitution, for example Articles 29 and 30, which were proposed early in 1946 in order to try to persuade the Muslims to withdraw their insistence on partition, remained in the supreme statute even after 1947. The reactionary Muslim Women's Bill was passed to overturn the Supreme Court judgement in the Shah Bano case. Yet the community, by and large, has been unhappy. Even secular fundamentalists are unable to find further ways to appease Muslim opinion.In the midst of such hopelessness, patriotic citizens search for solutions, anywhere and everywhere. One obvious solution lay in the vision of Qaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah who had demanded not only territorial vivisection of India, but also an exchange of population whereby all non-Muslims would migrate to Hindustan and all Muslims would inhabit Pakistan. Unfinished Agenda is the story of this unfulfilled dream, Pakistan, especially the western wing, went out of its way in ethnic cleansing. The disappointment is India's failure to encourage hijrat.
DEDICATIONLIST OF PHOTOGRAPHSWhy Transfer Population?Unfinished Agenda of PartitionBetrayalHindu Muslim GulfTheological Genesis of SeparatismMedieval ExperienceSubcontinental Ummah is OneSeparate Homeland For all MuslimsAmbedkar on PartitionFrontiersFinancial ResourcesArmed ForcesPakistan and Communal PeaceRedrawing BoundariesAzad Opposed PartitionMujeeb Censured Muslim League: Zakaria Blames JinnahBrother Ahmed Ali JinnahQaid-e-Azam's ReligionBrown EnglishmanNon-Muslim StepsConstitutional CongressmanJinnah turns Apostle of PakistanTwo Nation TheoryEthnic Cleansing by PakistanGet Out of BangladeshPopulation Transfer Between Greece and turkeyPopulation Exchange Between Bulgaria and GreeceMuslim ParadoxWhy No Hindu Christian riots?Acknowledgements