This booklet consists of extracts from Dr. Ambedkar’s book: Pakistan or the Partition of India, 2nd edn., as reprinted in “The Selected Works of Dr. BR Ambedkar”.
Babasahebji was well aware of the foundational importance of his book. As he himself said“Every Indian must read a book on Pakistan, if not this, then some other, if he wants to help his country to steer a clear path. The reader will find that the book contains an epitome of India’s political and social history during the last twenty years, which is necessary for every Indian to know.”
All headings and footnotes have been added, and the organisation of the work is due to the compiler. Everything else, including citations from other writers, comes from the pen of Dr. Ambedkar.
Instruments of Nationalism.. 6
Limits to Government Intervention. 9
Politics vs spirituality – an example from history. 10
Moral & social unity – spirituality. 10
Hindu Muslim unity – problem of spiritual roots. 11
How can Sentiment be created?. 12
Indian history & problem of Hindu Muslim unity. 13
National integration or division.
The problem of Muslim attitudes
Communal aggression of Muslims
Tackling Communalism Aggression
Muslim Religious attitude to Indian Nationalism
Islam & Problems of Nationalism
Muslim opposition to Hindu rule, challenge to Hindus. 24
Potential Threats to Indian Nationalism
Pakistan and the communal problem in India
Communal problem will continue even after Pakistan. 28
Pakistan and Indian Muslims