“Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three”.
This is a quote, a befitting tribute to Quaid-e-Azam, from “Jinnah of Pakistan” authored by famous historian Stanley Wolpert.
Wolpert had also written a number of books on the political and intellectual history of Pakistan and India. He also wrote ‘Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan’. Another one of his famed publications is Gandhi’s Passion, a book on the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.
The American historian passed away on 19 February at the age of 91.
Due to unknown reasons, the Pakistani news outlets and social media are sharing the news of his demise today.
The hashtag, Stanley Wolpert, is trending on Twitter and Pakistanis are paying tribute for his biography on the founder of Pakistan.
Let’s have a look at what the people are saying about the late historian.
Martin Kobler led the way.
A huge loss to the literary world.
His biography on Jinnah is considered to be the best.
He left a treasure of books.
Stanley Wolpert, one of the most prominent scholars on South Asian history, passes away. He was the author of celebrated books like Jinnah of Pakistan, Gandhi’s Passion, Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan, The Shameful Flight and Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny.
The people of Pakistan and India would never forget Wolpert’s work.
Rest in peace” Stanley wolpert” his remarkable work in the field of history and literature particularly in South Asia
Thank you for documenting Pakistan’s legacy.
Terrible news, Stanley Wolpert has been a historian that has documented Pakistan’s legacy and its leaders extensively. Thank you, Mr Wolpert for your love.Hamid Mir
Sad News:I was reading this book of Stanley Wolpert second time just few minutes ago and suddenly I received a message from Ameena Sayed that Wolpert passed away in US today.He wrote wonderful books on Jinnah,Gandhi,Nehru and Z A Bhutto we will miss him
A man with a pure heart.
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