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An immaculate political biography of Ruttie Jinnah by a Pakistani civil servant-cum-scholar Saad S. Khan, co-authored by former head of Jinnah Academy and his better half, Sara Khan. Painstakingly researched for over 12 years by personally visiting almost every conceivable place associated with Ruttie’s life – India, Pakistan and England, and interviewing scores of historians, family members and lawyers of Jinnah’s descendants, this hard-hitting book analyses the role Jinnah’s wife played during the freedom struggle.
Would Pakistan have still been created if Jinnah’s terminal illness was leaked? So, would India have still been partitioned if Ruttie was not his wife? Why did Gandhi ji, never known to have communicated with any other Muslim leader’s wife, choose to write letters directly to Mrs. Jinnah? Why did Motilal Nehru’s descendants distance themselves from Mrs. Jinnah despite his great regard for her? Was it merely a coincidence that nationalist Jinnah’s reorientation towards his two-nation theory took place during his married years?
This book is an attempt at incisively understanding Jinnah’s politics through his lover and a highly influential yet unstudied historical figure, Ruttie Jinnah’s eyes!