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Pakistan Or Partition Of India

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Unknown Binding, 581 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by AMS Press
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Arjun Pradhan
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
if he were alive today, he would have been called communal and not recognised as minority leader, presents many facts which hurt the so called western idea of "secularism" which is alien to our society
Sameer
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is one of the epics from Dr. Ambedkar. Written in 1945 the book really explains the dynamics of Hindu Mahasabha and Muslim League and how Congress and British Government played a role in partition. Although I see this book takes you to the unheard side of partition, it is interesting on how linguistic approach was chosen for a division of something that is unsure if it existed.

Dr. Ambedkar takes a fine approach of giving a clarity of situation instead of been judgmental on the partition. N
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Sainath Sunil
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
the book is a solid account of the Hindu Muslim narrative that ultimately led to the partition of the British colony of India. ambedkar makes a strong case for a distinct and incompatible Muslim identity and questions severely the fallacious congress idea of a Hindu Muslim unity. a must read for people who are interested to take a closer look at the partition theme and how the congress and the Muslim league both did not serve the needs of the people whom they were representing.
Arvind
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dr.Ambedkar is probably the greatest Indian social-political thinker of the 20th century. His reasoning, his exhaustiveness, his knowledge are a joy to the reader. And for what could have been a dry subject, is made extremely readable by Dr.Ambedkar. This book examines all the facets of the Pakistan-question and the 2-nation theory. Written in 1945, it is pertinent even today.
When i read books from those era (including this one), say Ramdhari Dinkar's classic 'Sanskriti ke Char adhyay' or say th
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Yogesh Raut
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book by Dr. Ambedkar
Rohith
May 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful insights about the partition of India and why it was the logical and best thing.
Leena Mishra
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Ambedkar was so clear about Islam and Muslim.Chapter Four he has traced the history of Muslim invasions and the butchering , He refused to embrace Islam or Christianity and instead chose another Buddhism. When will his followers understand Ambedkar's logic behind this decision?
Peeyush Gaur
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If somebody really wants to study causes behind the Partition of India and plague of Communalism , then this book is indispensable. This is very well-argued work and will surely provoke readers to think differently.
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Bhimrao Ambedkar (1891–1956)
Founding Father, Modern India
MA 1915, PhD 1927
LLD 1952 (hon.)

Ambedkar was a leader in the struggle for Indian independence, the architect of the new nation's constitution, and the champion of civil rights for the 60 million members of the "untouchable" caste, to which he belonged. He spoke and wrote ceaseless
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“There can thus be no manner of doubt that the Muslim Society in India is afflicted by the same social evils as afflict the Hindu Society. Indeed, the Muslims have all the social evils of the Hindus and something more. That something more is the compulsory system of purdah for Muslim women. As a consequence of the purdah system a segregation of the Muslim women is brought about. The” 0 likes
“Pakistan is merely another manifestation of a cultural unit demanding freedom for the growth of its own distinctive culture.” 0 likes
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