Friday, January 1, 2010

Things to look up

1. Gandhi's letter to Maffey, cited in Wolpert, Jinnah of Pakistan, Chapter 4,
Gandhi to Maffey, August 9, 1918, Chelmsford Papers, 20, 46.

2. Majlis-i-iAhrar-i-Islam, A Socio-Political Study
Samina Awan
Oxford University Press
ISBN13: 9780199060115ISBN10: 0199060118 Hardback, 350 pages
Jul 2010,  Not Yet Published 

3. Memoirs of Faizabad, William Hoey 
LC Control Number:2006413830
Brief Description:Bakhsh, Muhammad Faiz, 18th cent.
Memoirs of Faizabad, being a translation of the "Tarikh-i-Farahbakhsh" of Muhammad Faiz Bakhsh / by William Hoey ; edited by Hamid Afaq Qureshi.
Lucknow : New Royal Book Co., 2004-<2005>
v. <1-2> ; 19 cm.
ISBN:8189267019 (v. 1)
8185936927 (v. 2)
LC Call Number:DS485.F28 B35 2004

Long before Iqbal and Choudhry Tahmat Ali, Lala Lajpat Rai had put this proposal before the Nehru Committee, ‘My suggestion is that the Punjab should be partitioned into two provinces, the Western Punjab with a large Muslim majority to be Muslim-governed province, and the Eastern Punjab with large Hindu-Sikh majority to be non-Muslim province ---- if Bengal is prepared to accept Mr. Das’ Pact, I have nothing to say ---- Under my scheme the Muslims will have four Muslim states (i) The Pathan Province or the North-West Frontier (ii) Western Punjab (iii) Sindh and (iv) Eastern Bengal’. (A History of the Freedom Movement in India, vol. IV, p. 110).  

Yuvraj Krishan
Understanding Partition: India sundered, Muslims fragmented
page 247
Jinnah had grimly added "If we cannot secure power as united India, then let us take it as divided India." In July 1946, he had issued a grim warning: "We will either have a divided India or a destroyed India." [8]

Indian Journal of American Studies Volumes 8-9
Page 9
Jinnah retorted, "we shall have either a divided India or a destroyed India"

The Partition of India: policies and perspectives, 1935-1947
Cyril Henry Philips, Mary Doreen Wainwright.
either to be a 'divided or destroyed India'

Ambassador's report, Chester Bowles

Witness to the century: writings of C.S.Venkatachar, ICS

Montague Burton lecture on international relations, Volume 24
University of Leeds
The Partition of India 1947 C...Philips

Modern Review Volume 142, page 232
"we will either have a divided India or destroyed India [11]

Pakistan, fifty years of independence volume 1
Verinder Grover, Ranjana Arora
page 74
"if not a divided India, then a destroyed India" [26]

Time Magazine Volume 143, Issues 10-17
Briton Hadden (review?) page 157
"We shall have India divided", he warns, "or we shall have India destroyed".
The books best portrait is of the man who dwarfs the other three....

Miss Beatty's children
Pamela Rooks

My tryst with secularism: an autobiography
Sohan Singh Josh

The third is about Motilal Nehru's attitude. His letter to Gandhi on August 14, 1929, reported his talks with the Hindu Mahasabha leaders: "We agreed that the Hindu opposition to the Muslim demands was to continue and even be stiffened up by the time the Convention was held." He concluded: "You will see that the stumbling block in our way is this question of one-third Muslim representatives and on this point even the most advanced Musalmans like Dr. M.A. Ansari, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Mr. T.A.K. Sherwani and others are all very strongly in favour of the concession. I would therefore ask you to direct your attention now to the Mahasabha leaving Ali Brothers and Mr. Jinnah to stew in their own juice." (The Indian Nationalist Movement 1885 - 1947; Select Documents; edited by B.N. Pandey; Macmillan; pages. 63-64).



A Socio-Political Study