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The failure of the Muslim league in post-colonial Pakistan: a critical appraisal

Sheikh, Irfan Ahmed and Arshad Islam, Islam and Jatoi, Bashir Ahed and Ahmed Khan, Shafique (2018) The failure of the Muslim league in post-colonial Pakistan: a critical appraisal. American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Research (AJHSSR), 2 (10). pp. 28-34. E-ISSN 2378-703X

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Significance: Nations states in developing societies were a legacy of colonial rule. The catastrophic world wars of the European metropolis had spillover effects in developing countries, where colonialism was replaced by communism and nationalism among post-colonial peoples. The political parties who led anticolonial nationalist movements employed demonstrations, agitation, and mobilization at broader level for their intentions, but without the existential enemy of the colonial oppressor they were prone to division and faced numerous incidentals, natural and hostile challenges, particularly in the case of Pakistan, whose birth was deliberately sabotaged by British imperialism as well as Indian nationalism. Nevertheless, the Muslim League was essentially successful in its fundamental aim of creating a Muslim state in South Asia and began to administer it after independence. This study explores the character and role played by the post-colonial political parties, especially the Muslim League, whose consequences left the effects on dictatorship generally and on politics particularly that have shaped the development of South and Central Asia ever since.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1440/66674
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim League, Political Parties, Nationalist Movements, Pakistan, Post colonialism
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr. Arshad Islam
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 11:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66674

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