“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.
— Martin Kobler مارٹن کوبلر (@KoblerinPAK) March 7, 2019
A huge loss to the literary world.
— Rana Osama Tayyab (@itsranaaosama) March 7, 2019
His biography on Jinnah is considered to be the best.
Rest in Peace Stanley Wolpert. What a wonderful work you created on Quaid e Azam. Stanley Wolpert, a professor and author of Jinnah of Pakistan, passed away at the age of 91. #StanleyWolpert #Jinnah pic.twitter.com/urhlq54oDh
— Faisal Imam🇵🇰 (@iamfaisalimam5) March 7, 2019
He left a treasure of books.
I’m sad to share that Professor Stanley Wolpert, the inimitable historian of South Asia has passed away. Generations of students have read and been shaped by his monumental work and generations still will. Rest in Peace.
— Yaqoob Khan Bangash (@BangashYK) March 6, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/PnQaaPjXed
— NayaDaur (@nayadaurpk) March 6, 2019
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 pic.twitter.com/Q8SpK65h2M
— Nabila Irshad (@NabilaIrshad1) March 7, 2019
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. https://t.co/nkENRg7vJR
— Alia Chughtai (@AliaChughtai) March 6, 2019
A man with a pure heart.
RIP Stanley Wolpert.
I recall my last conversation with him in 2012 when I requested him to write for Hilal Magazine about Quaid i Azam.
He not only contributed an article but was also full of praises for Pakistan.
— asif j raja (@aj_raja) March 7, 2019
Rest in Peace Stanley Wolpert!
We are truly indebted for your great piece on ’Jinnah of Pakistan’.
How lucidly you spell out the journey of Jinnah from Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity to 40 years later as the architect of Pakistan. Respect!
— sara malik hayat (@saramalikhayat) March 7, 2019
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