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This volume seeks to analyse the evolution of Muslim nationalismfrom 1877 to 1937. This exercise has resulted in highlightingcertain trends which have been so far either ignored orunderplayed, at any rate in India. It, for instance, shows that twonation theory was an old as the movement for Muslim awakening andsolidarity and almost all its leaders firmly believed in it.SimThis volume seeks to analyse the evolution of Muslim nationalismfrom 1877 to 1937. This exercise has resulted in highlightingcertain trends which have been so far either ignored orunderplayed, at any rate in India. It, for instance, shows that twonation theory was an old as the movement for Muslim awakening andsolidarity and almost all its leaders firmly believed in it.Similarly the idea of Pakistan, instead of being born in 1933 withRehmat Alis forceful espousal of it, is shown to be steadilycirculating, particularly in the Punjab, since mid- 1920s. Again,contrary to what has been generally imagined so far, Jinnah as wellas Iqbal had become converts to that idea, as early as June 1937,before even the beginning of any serious talk for the installationof a so-called coalition government in U.P., and not after itsfailure. On the other hand, the volume also reveals the strength ofthe growing sentiment of Hindu nationalism in 1920s, particularlyin the Punjab and Bengal. The situation created by thejuxtaposition of the two nationalisms is underlined by Lala LajpatRais declaration in 1924 that in view of the general Muslimattitude a divided India might provide the only solution to thecommunal problem. Equally significant was Gandhis repeatedassertion in 1924-5 that he saw no solution of that problem exceptthrough prayer....

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ISBN : 9788173042492
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 470 Pages
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