Social Media Pays Tribute to the Author Who Wrote “Jinnah of Pakistan”

“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.

The people of Pakistan and India would never forget Wolpert’s work.

Thank you for documenting Pakistan’s legacy.

A man with a pure heart.


Have you read any of his books? Let us know in the comments section.

Feature Writer

  • In the very same book, which is ironically banned in Pakistan, he shared how Jinnah loved eating pork and drinking wine.

  • I bet people learnt about it when Martin Kobler tweeted about it. So much for awareness of the educated.

    • Who cares how or when they knew about it? What matters is that people are paying tribute. Stop being a keyboard warrior and nitpicking everything.

  • Look at Hamid Mir’s tweet today, he said Ameena Sayyed of OUP informed him. Everything happened today and I guess this is how Sajawal picked it up for post

    • Mrs Dorothy Wolpert sent email March 6, 2019 to Ameena Sayyed on sudden demise of her husband Stanley Wolpert on February 19, 2019 while visiting his son in Los Angeles

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