Pakistan: The Formative Phase 1857-1948 by Khalid B. Sayeed

Pakistan: The Formative Phase 1857-1948

byKhalid B. SayeedForeword byGeorge Cunningham

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Khalid Sayeed traces the growth of the Muslim nationalist movement that culminated in the independence of Pakistan, and evaluates strengths and weaknesses.

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Khalid B. Sayeed is at Queen's University, Kingston.
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Title:Pakistan: The Formative Phase 1857-1948Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:March 1, 1977Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195771141

ISBN - 13:9780195771145

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This admirably written book analyses in a scholarly and impartial way a mass of material relating to the creation of Pakistan. Taking 1857 as the starting point, Khalid bin Sayeed relates the diverse factors which periodically heightened or lowered tension between the Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's remarkable achievements, the emergence of the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League, the partition of Bengal, the granting of separate electorates, the Khilafat Movement, and the last minute manoeuvrings of both sides as the prospect of Independence drew nearer, are all excellently told. Impacting on this entire complex set of events, for better or worse, is the policy of the British Government. The latter part of the book gives a clear and penetrating account of Pakistan's first year of independence and the role of Jinnah as Pakistan's Governor-General. Even thirty years after it was first published, Khalid bin Sayeed's scholarly study of the formative phase of Pakistan remains the definitive work for the period.