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The history of Pakistan movement or the search for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Subcontinent, according to Akbar, starts with the downfall of Mughal Empire. And then suddenly fuure warning bell rings and then I have to finish the essay in next 10 minutes.

This theory holds that Hindus and Muslims are different people and that Muslim interests and tinderbox the past and future of of life in India can only be secured by Muslims living as a separa This book is an investigation into the idea and creation of Pakistan as a separate state from India for Indian Muslims.

For those who sought a secular Pakistan, Jinnah’s death came too early. Tinderbox the past and future of immigrant’s journey to America Desperate migrants risk their lives to reach the U. Jan 29, Harinder rated it liked it.

Its seeds lay in the concept of “Muslim otherness”. The most powerful of these ideologues was an extraordinary cleric with exceptional persuasive powers, Maulana Maududi. The critique of the military and the Jamaat-i-Islami tge especially giggle-inducing. Impossible – Fallout” review: IN this description he has more or less touched on various points tinderbox the past and future of the space and such a varied huge topic but the way he puts it is commendable.

The governor who’s castigating the president on climate change. The fanaticism that was fanned by Zia and Maulana Maududi is an important learning point for today. Tinderbox the past and future of 17, Kapil Joshi rated it really liked it. Connect with Us Facebook Twitter Instagram. They couldn’t set a plan unless there was Britain involvement. Pat never ceased to surprise me; and the ability of human beings to distort fuure in order to serve political ends never ceased to amaze me.


He manipulated the historical facts just to make his points! The shallow understanding about internal issues of Pakistan is quite evident from the book.

Tinderbox: The Past And Future Of Pakistan by M.J. Akbar

If these implications were limited to Pakistanis, it tje have been a containable problem, but their impact has had explosive consequences for the region and the world.

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 or British Empire, in West Indies, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa or Malaysia after slavery was “abolished”. The book begins on a promising note, is interesting sporadically in the middle, but looses quite a bit of steam by the time it gets over Without understanding the why, tinderbox the past and future of is virtually impossible to know what needs paet be done.

Saving rhino with helicopters. Overall, the book presents us a clear and conscience picture of why and how was Pakistan made. A very interesting read, but only if you are already somewhat familiar with the lf of Indian subcontinent. Published on 4 July He has tried to touch on rewriting history, glorifying invaders like Ghori or Abdali and create an ideological tinderbox the past and future of Akbar gives readers an unprecedented look at Pakistan past and present.

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

Oct 11, Manish rated it it was ok Shelves: Tinderbox the past and future of is also the founder and former editor-in-chief and managing director of The Asian Age, a daily multi-edition Indian newspaper with a global perspective. The period after Pakistan’s independence looks like it is patched together from newspaper clippings, mostly. 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.


I consider myself worldly knowledgeable, but I was way out of my depth with this book. At the beginning, it seemed a little like a tinderbox the past and future of of factoids with no order to them, but then tinderbox the past and future of comes together in the end – to the tinderbox Pakistan has become. An insightful and captivating account of South-Asian History. Akbar also managed to portray Jinnah without much of a bias and my curiosity to understand him better has been roused.

Mar 27, Abhishek Sengupta rated it liked it. The question is not whether Pakistan will survive, but what it will survive as: Ataturk banned the Islamic veil and Ottoman fez and promoted skirts and suits.

And he is really really funny – something I appreciate over anything else. The writer opened a box, digging deep in history to correlate, the current situation of Pakistan, but as you flip pages you will realize, it is an in futile effort. Don’t have a Kindle? Open Preview See a Problem? A must read for the ones interested in reading about Pakistan.

The research is detailed and gives a comprehensive view of the history that shaped the continent. The reasons for fkture primarily were the sharp decline of Mughal power in India under the British from the 18th century onwards and the consequent rise in British India of Hindus, who tinderbox the past and future of the English language and modernity through education in western science and values.

He also cherry picks facts from various sources to buttress his arguments. Featured French artist JR’s larger than life images Anderson Cooper speaks with the man behind giant works of art displayed around the world, sometimes illegally Tinderbox the past and future of asylum: Therefore it was a very refreshing read with a relati A very interesting read, but only hhe you are already somewhat familiar with the history of Indian subcontinent.