As the founder of Pakistan, Jinnah is usually revered in Pakistan and reviled in India. This book aims at an impartial account of his career and, using a wide range of sources, charts the stages of disillusion by which Jinnah moved from a fervent Congress supporter and secular 'apostle of Hindu-Muslim unity' to the successful leader of the movement for a separate homeland for the subcontinent's Muslims.
William Stafford Metz (1918-1971), who received his Master of International Affairs at the School of International Affairs at Columbia University, submitted his doctoral dissertation, 'The Political Career of Mohammad Ali Jinnah', to the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. After his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, William Metz received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Ford Foundation and spent two years in India and Pakistan and then eight months in London to write Pakistan: Government and Politics. Metz joined the Asia Society and was stationed in Lahore, leaving shortly after the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. Roger D. Long is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. He wrote The Founding of Pakistan: An Annotated Bibliography (1998) and he has edited such works as Charisma and Commitment in South Asian History: Essays Presented to Stanley Wolpert (2003), 'Dear Mr Jinnah': Selected Correspondence and Speeches of Liaquat Ali Khan, 1937-1947 (2004), and a forthcoming History of Pakistan. He is also completing a biography on the first prime minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan.