Jinnah’s daughter Dina Wadia dies in New York

By Reginald Massey The death of Dina Wadia on November 2 at the age of 98 closes an era so far as Pakistan is concerned. She was the only child of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the creator of Pakistan, and the ravishingly attractive Rattanbai ‘Ruttie’ Petit the only child of the Parsi industrialist and philanthropist Sir Dinshaw Petit, the Bombay based baronet. Socially the Petits moved in the highest circles in Bombay, London and Paris. The brilliant barrister Jinnah was soon noticed in the Bombay High Court and Petit often invited…

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Book Review Politics 

Book Review: Dilip Hiro’s ‘The Longest August’

The Unflinching Rivalry between India and Pakistan By Reginald Massey Dilip Hiro is an authority on South Asian, Central Asian and Middle Asian Affairs. He has authored thirty-five books in 88 editions and writes for the New York Times, The Guardian and the Washington Post. He commentates for CNN, the BBC and Al Jazeera. His latest book The Longest August: the Unflinching Rivalry between India and Pakistan (Nation Books, Perseus Books Group, New York:ISBN 978-1-56858-734-9) has just been sent to me by the publishers. Hiro was born in Larkana, Sindh,…

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