What would Jinnah think about what the country has become?
South Asia last week harkened back to the events of August 1947. The 65th anniversary of Indian and Pakistani independence brought forth the expected homage to the ideals that accompanied the dissolution of the British Raj. Yet even amid the high-minded rhetoric, unanticipated developments in both countries also evoked the Partition’s darker chapters. The jarring contradiction raises searching questions about just how well either nation measures up to the hopes articulated by their founding fathers. Continue reading