Jinnahs Pakistan: Formation and Challenges of a State by Farooq Ahmad Dar

Jinnahs Pakistan: Formation and Challenges of a State

byFarooq Ahmad Dar

Hardcover | November 5, 2014

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Written from a historian's perspective, this book analyses the role Mohammad Ali Jinnah played as the first Governor-General of Pakistan. In the brief yet significant period that he was in office, Jinnah fought the battle for Pakistan's survival, providing it with a political, social, economicand diplomatic base. Substantial efforts were made to put the new country on the path of peace and progress, which would lead it to become one of the trend setting states in time to come. Jinnah, as Governor-General of the country, always remained the pivotal point in this struggle. This book highlights his contributions and also evaluates whether Jinnah was within his constitutional limits when he exercised executive powers as head of state in a parliamentary form of government. The book is based on primary source materials collected from Pakistan, United Kingdom, UnitedStates of America, India and Bangladesh.

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Farooq Ahmad Dar is Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad from where he obtained his Ph.D. in History. He has been a Charles Wallace Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. His area of interest is the modern history of South Asia. Besides publishing numerous r...

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Title:Jinnahs Pakistan: Formation and Challenges of a StateFormat:HardcoverDimensions:460 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:November 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199066353

ISBN - 13:9780199066353

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Formation of State2. Accession of the Princely States3. Politics4. Society and Economy5. Foreign PolicyConclusionAppendicesSelected BibliographyGlossaryIndex