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A marvellous history of early Australia, but one of the great contemporay chroniclers: In this book, the author first gives a short history of the Muslim rule in India and tries to show that during this period the majority Hindus which were ruled by minority Muslims lived happily and had the freedom to worship their gods and celebrate their festivals. More about the author.

This is the 3rd book by MJ Akbar that I read, and although I admit that I like many of his newspaper columns, I think it would take a stronger persuasion for me to take another book by him.

Any book, that traces the idea of Pakistan, from its most nebulous beginnings to the present day, from Aurangzeb pakkistan Zardari and Kayani, cannot be this oakistan. The Muslim educated elite also had a vested interest in partition so that they can advance more easily an Pakistan without the competition from the Hindu elite. A book is a long pregnancy, and it is difficult to describe what form the embryo will take – but I am being drawn to the history of what I call The Brown Slaves, Indians who were driven into the great slave plantations of the British Empire, in West Indies, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa or Malaysia after slavery was “abolished”.


This book focuses more on the past and a bit of present. Published by HarperCollins first published January 1st In Tinderbox, MJ Akbar grapples with the question: In this book, the author first gives a short history of the Muslim rule in India and tries to show that during this period the majority Hind In Muslim of British India opted for a separate homeland because they felt they would be physically safe and their religion secure in a new nation called Pakistan.

The research pakkistan detailed and gives a comprehensive view of the history that shaped the continent. Akbar has thoroughly emphasized the point that, the Muslims of India was made to believe by some individual mass leaders in the likes of Maudadi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah that they are under the constant threat from the Hindus of India.

And then suddenly the warning bell rings and then I have to finish the essay tinedrbox next 10 minutes. Its seeds pwst in the concept of “Muslim otherness”. THough this dream was crushed by Indira Gandhi in and Awami League but this ideological warfare is depicted as turning into fanatical jihad.

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Neither the ‘two-nation theory’ nor the word ‘pakistan’ was coined by Jinnah. Regent Street, when I know that if I had but worn the things woven by the neighbouring spinners and weavers, that would have clothed me and fed and clothed them,’ he wrote in the 13 October issue of Young India. Akbar brings an impressive array of research, perception and analysis to solve this puzzle, writing the story in a fluent, engaging style that makes a difficult subject deceptively accessible.

Akbar narrates a more honest account of history, by including instances of communal strife and of temple destruction by Muslim rulers, compared to the official version served in high school and college text books in India.

Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? For those who sought a secular Pakistan, Jinnah’s death came too early. New details on the California bar shooter and the victims Play Video. The former was the idea of sir syed ahmed khan, and the latter was the gift of Chaudhary rahmat Ali.


Get to Know Us. The book feels a bit rambling at times. And then suddenly the warning bell rings and then I have to finish the essay in next 10 mi I remember my school days’ exams, where I used to keep the essay writing exercise towards the end, cause that would take considerable time and thought. Kindergartners sign “Happy Birthday” for hard of hearing custodian.

I agree completely with the opinion on reviewer S. The investigation spans a thousand years, and an extraordinary cast: The shallow understanding about internal issues of Pakistan is quite evident from the book.

What made it interesting to me is that Akbar is an Indian Muslim who also believes in a secular democratic form of government. There is actually nothing about future. Aug 01, Madeeha Maqbool rated it it was amazing.

“Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan,” by M.J. Akbar

This book is an investigation into the idea and creation of Pakistan as a separate state from India for Indian Muslims. Interestingly, this idea was propounded not by the Deoband Dar-ul-Uloom, the primary clergy of south Asia but by the Muslim educated elite.

Audible Download Audio Books. The non-violent jihad 8. Without understanding the why, it is virtually impossible to know what needs to be done. Every important story with Islam has been touched but what I seriously missed here an acknowledgement that even if you c I completely agree with Akbar ji when he talks about Pakistan in this book but, I wish to say this is not the story and history of Pakistan in the subcontinent but a brief picture of what is today the Islam in the subcontinent.

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Akbar’s ability of discussing issues is brilliant.