• News Feeds
Page last updated at 09:41 GMT, Monday, 8 March 2010

Jinnah 'horrifyingly caricatured'

Advertisement

Described by Mountbatten as a vain and evil genius, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has long been demonised in India as the man responsible for the partition of 1947, the historic event that Gandhi described as the "vivisection of the subcontinent". But a new book, India - Jinnah-Independence, presents a different view of Jinnah as committed to the idea of a united India, but that Nehru and Gandhi drove him away.

William Dalrymple, the writer and historian who has lived in India for 25 years, and the book's Jaswant Singh, reflect on Jinnah's reputation.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific