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Reading this book is like romancing the Bombay of old
14 July 2017
Reading this book is like romancing the Bombay of old. Empty spaces, gorgeous villas, the "new" Bandra & the "old" Colaba and amongst them a man who changed the destiny of India.
The book primarily revolves around Jinnah and his wife Rutie's blossoming romance, later the married life and in the end the estrangement which encapsulated Jinnah's mind in how he perceived the world. Things were not black and white anymore, but grey. The other actors involved in the book are filthy rich businessmen, well-known freedom fighters and their views on the Jinnah-Rutie relationship. One other highlighting aspect of the book is Jinnah's frosty relationship with M.K.Gandhi. Surprisingly the details are quite vivid and at least unknown to me before.
So if somebody wants to understand the mind of a man who partitioned India, it would be a good book to read. However a lot of chapters are dedicated to his wife too. I thoroughly enjoyed it though.