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Jinnah 'horrifyingly caricatured'


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.


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