Tinderbox : The Past And Future Of Pakistan

Tinderbox : The Past And Future Of Pakistan (English, Paperback, M J Akbar)

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Tinderbox : The Past And Future Of Pakistan  (English, Paperback, M J Akbar)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
    • Genre: Political Science
    • ISBN: 9789350291948, 9350291940
    • Pages: 382
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    Tinderbox: The Past And Future Of Pakistan is an intriguing, historical, and accurate account of Pakistan as a nation. It traces the history of the nation right from its roots, beginning with the birth of two nations, India and Pakistan in 1947, to what it has become today.

    Summary Of The Book

    It is often said that to know the future, one must study the past. This seems to hold true for Tinderbox: The Past and Future Of Pakistan, a book that gives a detailed and fascinating account of the facts surrounding Pakistan’s history, its birth, ideologies, and philosophies, including the origins of Jihad. Mohammed Ali Jinnah was instrumental in creating a division of British India primarily with the vision of a secular nation having a Muslim majority. However, while India flourished as a secular nation, Pakistan evolved under the influences of tyrants, rulers, generals, and Jihadists among whom, the name Maulana Maududi stands out the most. Hailed as the godfather of Pakistan, he founded the Jamaat-e-Islami.

    Tinderbox: The Past And Future Of Pakistan is exhaustive as it spans thousand years of history, and yet it is intriguing in its approach to rather difficult subjects. The tension between the two nations, India and Pakistan, the growing conflict between Hindu and Muslim cultures, and the influence they had on defining Pakistan as a nation, are all covered extensively in this book. It provides a contextual and accurate understanding of historical events, political figures, the early beginnings of Jihad and Taliban and their place in Modern Islam, and their collective role in shaping Pakistan’s present and future in the international arena.

    About M. J. Akbar

    An author and one of India’s leading journalists, M. J. Akbar was born in 1951, and graduated with a BA in English Honours from Presidency College in Calcutta. He has written many books, including Riot After Riot, The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity, India The Siege Within, Blood Brothers A Family Saga, Kashmir Behind The Vale, and Nehru: The Making of India. With investigative reporting running through his veins, Akbar writes mainly non-fiction political books, centered on themes portraying the history of Hindu-Muslim relations, Indo-Pak tensions, and the birth of Jihad.

    He began his career in journalism with The Times Of India in 1971, and went on to work for many publications including, The Illustrated Weekly Of India, Onlooker, and Sunday, which he turned into one of India’s largest selling weeklies. Until October 2012, he was the Editorial Director of India Today, a leading English news magazine. Having joined politics for a few years, and accepting the position of an advisor to the Ministry of Human Resources in 1991, he returned to journalism and full fledged writing in 1994, creating Asian Age and subsequently, The International Herald Tribune and The Sunday Guardian.

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    4

    no fiction

    well if you love fiction and looking for a historic book over the pakistan formation then it is not a book for you. M.J. AKBAR has collected facts and presented them in such an honest way that will take your breathe away.
    his tag line of the book- india was not secular because gandhi was secular but gandhi was secular because india was secular.... amazing hats off M.J. AKBAR
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    Kuber Airan

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    Brilliant work, very informative.

    The way the author has described the foundations that lead to the birth of Pakistan, right from the mughal period till the partition is nothing short of being called a excellent work. Views that are not so popular and opinions of many eminent persons have been dealt with by the book. Also the position post-partition has been described by the author exposing the ideological conflicts that lead Pakistan to the present situation.

    A very informative book that helps the reader to understand the ...
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    Ravi

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    Wonderful book - Future could be dropped from the title

    I really thought Mr M J Akbar will predict the future of Pakistan in the last chapter or something. But nevertheless its a master piece. It started from Md bin Quasim to Osama Bin Laden. What are the ingredients that lead to Pakistan and its failure afterwards. If you get something on charity (or easily) then you tend to loose it that easily. Congress had years of struggle behind them before an Independent India while few opportunistic people got it by playing to the gallery.
    What you will l...
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    Rakesh Satapathy

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    Excellent read

    Delivery took 9 days to reach. Overall condition of book was good except for few brown spots on the sides.
    Content of the book is fantastic. MJ Akbar makes it easy to understand how conditions for partition developed and how things went after partition in pakistan. History of past 2 centuries packed in 350 odd pages.
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    Ravikiran

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    Feb, 2016

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    Very informative book

    This is a must read for anyone interested in India/Pakistan relations. MJ Akbar has covered lot of history in this book to present why Pakistan is the way it is.
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    Rajesh Reddy Bathula

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    Super book

    Thorough, mincing no meat - this latest one from Mr. Akbar is an honest insight into why what is happening in Pakistan.
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    Sarthak Ganguly

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    Oct, 2013

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    Excellent work.

    Hats off to M J Akbar for writing such an enormously informative book. This can be termed as a beauty of soul-searching and dry-honest journalism.
    The book tells you the complete story and all the factors leading to the formation of Pakistan and how they reached to a pathetic state of today. After reading this book you may reach this "Idea of India is better than India whereas idea of Pakistan is worse than its present state". This book also drives off some myth about Jinnah & his role in th...
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    Tejash Tarun

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    Sep, 2013

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