INTRODUCTION

Twenty years after the Partition of India, the Punjabi Hindu leader Dr. Gokul Chand Narang let loose these freely flowing thoughts: “Jinnah, in a way, was wrong in asking for Pakistan. You know he wanted parity. You understand what I mean by parity. If parity was there, Hindus would have been absolu...

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Published in: Changing Homelands p. 1
Main Author: Neeti Nair
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Harvard University Press 04-01-2011
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Summary: Twenty years after the Partition of India, the Punjabi Hindu leader Dr. Gokul Chand Narang let loose these freely flowing thoughts: “Jinnah, in a way, was wrong in asking for Pakistan. You know he wanted parity. You understand what I mean by parity. If parity was there, Hindus would have been absolutely nowhere. I was chairman of a public meeting.I said that I would agree to Pakistan, but never to parity. Pakistan was much a lesser evil than parity. Don’t you agree with me? We all knew that Hindus would never come to unanimity.”¹ When I first read his
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