CONTENTS:- Vol.1: The Foundations of Muslim Nationalism. Vol.2: A Nation Within a Nation 1877-1937. Vol.3: The March to Pakistan 1937-1947.
Rejecting the widely held view that Partition was the result mainly of British manipulation and mistakes of certain Indian leaders, the author asserts that it was the result primarily of a powerful movement of Muslim nationalism. This work in three volumes represents the first thorough and dispassionate study of the background of India's partition. The basic premise of the author is that the emergence of Pakistan was neither the result of a fluke nor of false consciousness, but of working of powerful historical and social forces. The author examines in depth the historical and socio-political foundations of Muslim nationalism and its evolution and gives a fresh look to the events between 1937 and 1947, the complex realities at various stages and the roles of the key decision makers. This pioneering work is the result of more than a quarter century's research by the author.