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Tinderbox : The Past And Future Of Pakistan

Tinderbox : The Past And Future Of Pakistan
Tinderbox : The Past And Future Of Pakistan
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Book Specifications

SKUID
:
AG-3278
ISBN
:
9350290391
Published Year
:
2011
Author
:
M.J.Akbar
Publisher
:
HarperCollins Publishers
Book Condition
:
Used Like New
Condition Note
:
This is used book.is in good condition
Book Binding Type
:
Hard Back
Language
:
English
No. of Pages
:
382
Dimensions
:
23.8 x 16.5 cm
Availability
:
In Stock

Book Description

Indians and Pakistanis are the same people: why then have their nations moved on such
different trajectories since freedom in 1947? Pakistan was the culmination of a search for what might be
called 'Muslim space' that began during the decline of the Mughal Empire. Mohammad Ali Jinnah wanted
a secular nation with a Muslim majority, just as India was a secular nation with a Hindu majority. The
father of Pakistan did not realize that there was another claimant to the nation he had delivered: Maulana
Maududi, founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami, the godfather of Pakistan. In Tinderbox: The Past and Future of
Pakistan, M.J. Akbar embarks on a historical whodunnit to trace the journey of an idea, and the events,
people, circumstances and mindset that divided India. He brings an impressive array of research,
perception and analysis to solve this puzzle with a fluent, engaging narrative style, making a difficult
subject deceptively accessible. There could be no better guide to the subcontinent's past, and a glimpse
into its future.

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