Ruttie Jinnah

Hardcover | March 1, 2010

byKhawaja Razi Haider

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Ruttie Jinnah was the only woman to capture the heart of Quaid -i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The daughter of a Parsi business magnate, Ruttie Dinshaw Petit embraced Islam and married Jinnah when she was only 18 years old despite stiff opposition from her parents and community members.Ruttie revered his wisdom and logic; he was enamoured by her exceptional intellect. However, despite their unfaltering love and dedication to each other, the marriage suffered as Jinnah's political commitments resulted in extended separations while he toured India in his fight for independence fromthe British yoke.This volume reveals irrefutable facts about the relationship between Mohammad Ali Jinnah and his wife. Based on primary sources, authentic records, visits to the places where significant events in their lives took place and meetings with people who had interacted with the couple, this book providesa clear, substantiated account of the life of Ruttie Jinnah.

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Ruttie Jinnah was the only woman to capture the heart of Quaid -i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The daughter of a Parsi business magnate, Ruttie Dinshaw Petit embraced Islam and married Jinnah when she was only 18 years old despite stiff opposition from her parents and community members.Ruttie revered his wisdom an...

Khawaja Razi Haider is a writer, researcher, poet, and translator. He began his career as a journalist with the daily Hurriyet, Karachi, in 1966. He moved towards research-based work and rose to the position of Deputy Director, Quaid-i-Azam Academy, Karachi. He has several publications to his credit, including books on Pakistan's hist...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195477049

ISBN - 13:9780195477047

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ForewordPreface1. Teenage Marriage2. Bombay beckons Jinnah3. Jinnah meets his flame4. Sir Dinshaw opposes Jinnah5. Jinnah weds his love6. Jinnah contradicts his biographers7. A Malignant Campaign8. The Parsi protest9. Out of a fairytale10. A Supportive wife11. Gandhi sets a trap12. The daughter he adored13. Ruttie's letters to a friend14. The lady has a mind of her own15. The ties are strained16. The flower fades awayAppendicesBibliographyIndex