The second volume, in the first series of Jinnah Papers, published in 1994-95, covers the period from 3 to 30 June 1947. It contains 539 documents supplemented by 10 appendices, which constitute primary source material for the study of political development during this period.
Year of Publication: 1994         Price:2060
This volume covers the period from 1 to 25 July 1947 and traces the progression of the Partition Plan of 3 June 1947 to the making of the Indian Independence Act, 1947. The volume contains 248 documents with eight appendices. From these papers the Quaid emerges as a rather atypical politician, an uncommonly perspicacious lawyer, a man of wisdom and high purpose, and a man supreme courage, and inexorable determination. These sterling qualities proved to be of inestimable advantage to Jinnah in the raising of an infrastructure from scratch for the nascent state.
Year of Publication: 1996         Price:1500
The gripping story of partition of India reaches its denouement in this volume. It covers the period from 26 July to 14 August 1947. It describes the terminal days of the British Raj climaxed by the dawn of independence and creation of Pakistan. It contains 261 documents, supplemented by nine appendices. During this period, Jinnah emerges as a leader of extraordinary grit and determination battling against overwhelming odds like division of assets, accession of princely states, etc.
Year of Publication: 1999         Price:700
This volume covers the period from 15 August to 30 September 1947. It depicts the end of a “poignant phase” and the beginning of a new era of building up the nascent state. It contains 340 documents, supplemented with five appendices.
Year of Publication: 2000         Price:950
This volume covers the last quarter of the year 1947, i.e. 1 October to 31 December, a momentous period during which Jinnah held the dual role of Head of State and President of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. He strives to lay the foundation of an ideological state with modern scientific and technical education, imperative for economic and industrial development, and attempts to build bridges of understanding between his nation and the international community.
Year of Publication: 2001         Price:750
This volume covers the last months of Jinnah’s life, i.e. 1 January to 30 September 1948, during which he simultaneously fought two battles—one for the survival of the fledgling State and the other against his terminal illness. At the outset, Jinnah grappled with the colossal task of rehabilitation of the huge influx of impoverished and homeless refugees. He was traumatized by the tragic plight of the Muslims in the Muslim minority provinces of India. He encouraged the establishment of a number of industrial units. In order to address the volatile political situation in the provinces, he had to undertake a series of whirlwind tours to tackle problems on the spot. When his health became critical, he had to move to Quetta, and later to Ziarat, for treatment and recuperation. At the end of June, he returned to Karachi to inaugurate the State Bank of Pakistan. His last message assured the nation of a bright future and he exhorted them to strive unstintingly to build Pakistan.
Year of Publication: 2002         Price:750
This volume covers the period from 1946 to 1948 and attempts to analyse the policy perceptions of the British Government and those of Pakistan and India for charting the future course of the Princely States before and after Independence. This volume contains new historical evidence about how the accession of states, before and after independence, was manipulated by India with the support of Mountbatten. It deals with some 14 States, which were either contiguous to or lay within the geographical limits of Pakistan.
Year of Publication: 2003         Price:500
This volume deals with the disputed states of Hyderabad and Jammu & Kashmir during 1944-1948. Evidence of Mountbatten’s collusion with Indian leaders in dealing with the affairs of these two states is found passim in this volume. India resorted to intrigue and violence and occupied Kashmir against the wishes of its people, on 27 October 1947. On 13 September 1948, India invaded Hyderabad and occupied it on 17 September after a brief but heroic resistance by the Muslims of Hyderabad.
Year of Publication: 2004         Price:650
This volume is the first in the second series of Jinnah Papers. It covers the period from 1 October 1943 to 31 July 1944, contains 612 documents supplemented with two appendices. It describes Jinnah’s endeavours for consolidating Muslim India as a nation. Jinnah rejected the Congress demand for a united independent India and declared that the only “honest solution” to the Indian problem was for the British to “divide and quit”. Sceptical of the Rajagopalachari Formula and the plebiscite it envisaged, he nonetheless left the door open for the League Working Committee to decide on the offer. He appointed a Planning Committee to prepare a five-year plan for economic and industrial development of Pakistan zones.
Year of Publication: 2004         Price:750
This volume epitomises the political struggle of the All India Muslim League under the leadership of Jinnah during the period August 1944 to July 1945. In his quest for a political settlement the negotiations with Gandhi, on the basis of the CR Formula, led to a deadlock. Jinnah kept a vigilant eye on the provincial Leaue organisations and League ministries in Sindh, NWFP and Bengal. In June 1945, at the Simla Conference, Jinnah demanded that all the Muslim members of the proposed Council be nominated by the League. It was rejected by the Congress. In the event, the League Working Committee demanded general elections and Jinnah appealed to the Muslims to liberality donate funds for the purpose. This volume contains 575 documents with two appendices.
Year of Publication: 2005         Price:750
This volume traces a seminal phase of the epic struggle of the All India Muslim League during August 1945 to March 1946, under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, for an independent state. In the Central Assembly elections held in December 1945, the League won all thirty Muslim seats. The victory, celebrated across the country as Victory Day on 11 January 1946, was followed by the League winning almost eighty per cent of the Muslim seats in the provincial elections. The result of the elections not only confirmed Jinnah as the undisputed leader of Indian Muslims but vindicated the League’s demand for Pakistan as well. In response to the British Government’s decision for sending a Cabinet Mission to India. Jinnah declared that there would be no room for a compromise on the question of Pakistan. At the international level, freedom-loving people of various countries sought his backing for their national aspirations. This volume contains 614 documents with an appendix.
Year of Publication: 2005         Price:750
The volume deals with a critical phase in the Pakistan Movement during the months of April to July 1946. In March 1946 Cabinet Mission invited both Muslim League and Congress leaders to a conference at Simla to find an agreed solution. However, due to sharp differences between the two parties, the Mission announced its own plan on May 16. On June 6, 1946, the All India Muslim League approved the plan and on June 16, AIML Working Committee agreed to join the Interim Governmnet. On 25 June, the Congress rejected the formation of Interim Government but gave its assent to the long-term plan. Subsequently, the Viceroy, deviating from the principle of parity, decided to form an Interim Government. The League regarded this as a breach of faith and withdrew its acceptance and decided to observe Direct Action Day on August 16 against the British Raj. This volume contains 257 documents with two appendices.
Year of Publication: 2006         Price:300