The All-India Muslim League, 1906–1947 A Study of Leadership in the Evolution of a Nation
ISBN : 9780199060146
Author : Mary Louise Becker Introduction by Roger Long
Publisher : Oxford University Press, Pakistan,
Year : 2014
Binding : Hard Cover
In this book, the author takes Pakistan as a case study in a search for better definitions of nations and nationalism, arguing that it exhibits three essential ingredients which are: a distinctive integrated community, a particular set of circumstances, and purposeful leadership. She discusses all three elements within the local context, concentrating particularly on the evolving leadership role of the All-India Muslim League as evidenced in contemporary sources. The achievement of Pakistan was primarily the work of Muslim League leaders, and especially of the Quaid-i-Azam, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, but would have been impossible without a prior cohesive community and the stimulus of a neighbouring nationalism.