The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation by Mary Louise Becker

The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation

byMary Louise Becker

Hardcover | July 15, 2013

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In this book, the author takes Pakistan as a case study in a search for better definitions of nations and nationalism, arguing that it exhibits the three essential ingredients for a successful national movement. These are a distinctive integrated community, a particular set of circumstances,and purposeful leadership. She discusses all three elements within the local context, concentrating particularly on the evolving leadership role of the All-India Muslim League as evidenced in contemporary sources. The achievement of Pakistan was primarily the work of Muslim League leaders, andespecially of the Quaid-i-Azam, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, but would have been impossible without a prior cohesive community and the stimulus of a neighbouring nationalism.

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It was in one of Mary Louise Becker's classes at Radcliffe, a coordinate college of Harvard University, that a professor spoke about the great figures of the twentieth century. One of the people he cited was Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Mary Becker did not recognize the name and approached the professor and asked him to tell her about 'Jinnah...

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Title:The All-India Muslim League, 1906-1947: A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a NationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:338 pagesPublished:July 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199060142

ISBN - 13:9780199060146

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Table of Contents

Author's NotePrefaceRoger Long: Introduction1. Background to the Study of Indian Muslim Nationalism2. Pre-League Leadership of Muslim India3. The All-India Muslim League: 1906-19124. Some Political Experiments: 1913-19295. The Critical Years: 1930-19356. The Quaid-i-Azam and Muslim Nationalism: 1936-19407. The All-India Muslim League and the Achievement of Pakistan: 1940-19478. The Role of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation: Some Tentative ConclusionAppendixBibliographyIndex