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Reflections on Jinnah - Part 6

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‘WWI was in its concluding phases when a new yet tragic chapter of Jinnah’s life began. He was already an influential member of the Indian National Congress Party and had championed nationalist efforts like the Lucknow Pact and the Home Rule League, both of which demanded constitutional reforms from the British. 778 more words

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Reflections on Jinnah - Part 5

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‘The following scenes accurately describe the difference between the political ideologies of Jinnah and Gandhi.

Gandhi, a lawyer who had been subjected to racial discrimination whilst in South Africa had given up his Court Dress in favor of the historical Dhoti and had radically deviated from his ideals of activism in favor of populist politics. 425 more words

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Reflections on Jinnah - Part 4

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‘One of the reasons that I am very fond of this movie is its ability to precisely describe the state of affairs in India under the Raj. 269 more words

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Reflections on Jinnah - Part 3

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‘By 1946, the political landscape of India had changed quite dramatically. The Muslim League, which had only a decade earlier descended into obscurity after continuous internal rifts and political estrangement, had risen under the leadership of Jinnah to become the 2nd largest party of India. 513 more words

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Reflections on Jinnah - Part 2

The second in the series on Jinnah. This is a fairly longer video clip. I decided to add a few subtitles in the video too, as some of the dialogue can be difficult to make out for an average viewer. 110 more words

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Reflections on Jinnah - Part 1

Thought i’d find an excuse to restart this near desolate blog. This is part of a video series on the 1997 British-Pakistani film ‘Jinnah’, directed by Jamil Dehlavi and written by Akbar S. 267 more words

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Revealed: The real reason why Jinnah shaved his moustache

The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah had no choice but to shave off his moustache. At the age of 40, he proposed to Ruttie Petit and the only condition put forth by the bride-to-be was, “Shave your moustache.” Jinnah not just obliged to shave off his moustache, but also re-did his hair to impress the lady.

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