This book aims at an impartial account of Jinnah’s 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.
About the Author
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.