The Charismatic Leader: Quaid-i-Azam M.A. Jinnah and the Creation of Pakistan (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199409112

Sikandar Hayat
520 Pages
153 x 153 mm
Pub date
Aug 2019
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Winner of The first edition of the book received the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan's 'Best Book Publication Award' in Social Sciences and Humanities (2011).
Based on the concept of charisma formulated by Max Weber and developed by recent writers, this second revised edition concentrates on 'personality-related' and 'situational' factors that led to the emergence of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah as the charismatic leader of Muslim India and sustained and strengthened him in that role to help create the separate state of Pakistan. While a few authors have dubbed Jinnah as a charismatic leader, hardly any one has defined or discussed the concept of charisma methodically or employed it systematically to analyse his charisma and charismatic leadership. In this sense, the present study is distinct and makes an original and unique contribution to the scholarly literature on Jinnah's political leadership. Dr Roger D. Long, a distinguished American historian on South Asia, thus acknowledged: 'Dr Hayat's analysis of Jinnah as a charismatic figure fills an important lacuna in the field'. Hence, this study will help interested, informed readers to see Jinnah in a new, fuller, and refreshing light. They will see a new Jinnah: The Charismatic Leader!


Preface to the First Edition
1. Towards an Operational Framework of Charisma and Charismatic Leadership
2. Jinnah's Early Political Career: The Emergence of Quaid-e-Azam
3. The Muslim Situation: Systemic Crisis
4. The Muslim Situation: Leadership Crisis
5. The Formula: A Separate State of Pakistan
6. The Political Mobilization and Organization of the Muslims
7. Mission Accomplished: The Creation of Pakistan

About the author: 

Sikandar Hayat, Professor of History and Public Policy, FC College University, Lahore
Dr Sikandar Hayat is Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at FC College University, Lahore. He joined the university in 2013. In 2014-17, he was Chair of History/Pakistan Studies Department. Earlier, in 2006-12, he worked as Directing Staff (Research) at National Management College (formerly Pakistan Administrative Staff College) and Dean, National Institute of Public Policy at the National School of Public Policy, Lahore. In 1973-2006, he was associated with the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, first teaching at the Department of Pakistan Studies, till 1983, and then at the Department of History till his retirement in 2006, as Meritorious Professor of History and Chair of the department. In 1995-96, he was American Institute of Pakistan Studies Scholar-in-Residence and taught courses at the Western Michigan and Arkansas State (Jonesboro) universities in the USA.

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