This volume covers the period from 1 August 1946 to 19 February 1947, and begins under the shadow of resolutions adopted at the Bombay session of All India Muslim League Council on 29 July 1946, withdrawing their earlier acceptance of Cabinet Mission’s proposals. As a result Direct Action Day was observed on 16 August 1946. In September 1946, the Congress formed the Interim Government without AIML. On 26 October Muslim League entered the Interim Government with five members. Due to non-acceptance of the 16 May Statement by Congress and serious communal situation in Bihar, Jinnah urged the Viceroy to adjourn the meeting of Constituent Assembly. However it was summoned on 9 December. Muslim League boycotted the session. The statement of 6 December failed to bring the two major parties any closer to each other. This volume contains 404 documents with four appendices.
Year of Publication: 2006         Price:400
This volume is the first in the third series of Jinnah Papers. It covers the period from 1 January to 31 August 1940, revolves around the defining moment in the Freedom Movement when the Muslims of India set themselves the goal of an independent homeland. It recapitulates the Muslim League’s negotiations with the Viceroy as well as the Congress, and the Congress’ declining support for the World War II and resignation from the provincial ministries. The Viceroy’s attempts at securing the cooperation of both the Congress and the League for expanding the Governor-General’s Executive Council had not been fruitful. At the behest of All India Muslim League Working Committee, Mr. Jinnah appointed a nine-member committee, to deliberate on various partition schemes and evolve a pragmatic scheme in the best interests of Muslim India. The Lahore Resolution, which soon came to be known as the Pakistan Resolution, was passed on 23 March 1940. The volume contains 577 documents and two appendices.
Year of Publication: 2007         Price:450
The present Volume of Jinnah Papers, marks a significant turning point watershed in the inchoate movement for Pakistan during the period from September 1940 to July 1941. Jinnah described the British Government policy in India as one “of inaction, of weakness, and of vacillation” likely to prove politically disastrous. He blamed them for bamboozling the leadership of Hindu India by dangling before them the carrot of a constitution for a United India. Deeply suspicious of Gandhi’s satyagraha, ostensibly for securing freedom of speech, Jinnah regarded it as “nothing but a weapon of coercing and blackmailing the British,” who were in a really tight corner, to surrender and concede the Congress demands.
Year of Publication: 2008         Price:650
The present Volume of Jinnah Papers, covers period from 1.8.1941 to 31-3-1942 encompasses a critical phase in the League’s struggle for sovereign independent Muslim statehood in the sub-continent. The major subjects dealt with in the present volume concerns setting up of National Defence Council by the Viceroy and the Leaguers response, Cripps offer; Non-Party Leaders’ Conference and the launch of Dawn.
Year of Publication: 2009         Price:570
The present volume of Jinnah Papers, spans the interlude (April to September 1942) between two turning points—the aborted Cripps Mission and the “Quit India” faux-Pas—against the backdrop of Muslim League’s continuing pursuit of the goal of Pakistan. The volume highlights two crucial developments: the British recognition, for the first time, of principle of Pakistan; and the desperate Congress insurrection, euphemistically styled as the Quit India Movement. The volume contains some documents highlighting the role of Jinnah and Muslim League in war efforts.
Year of Publication: 2012         Price:1280