There is a great dearth of books on
the history of All India Muslim League which was established at
Dhaka in 1906. In December 1947 it was decided to bifurcate it
into two organizations–––one for India titled “Indian Union Muslim
League” and the other for Pakistan as “Pakistan Muslim League”.
There is no doubt that a number of books/works have been published
on the Muslim League but these are piecemeal studies, a
comprehensive work is still being awaited. The NIHCR is working on
a number of projects in this connection, but to fulfill the need
of the hour a chronology encompassing all important events
regarding the functions of AIML and the Pakistan Movement, was
planned by the author two years ago. By the Grace of God the work
has been completed including all the important events such as
party meetings including those of its General Sessions, meetings
of the Council, Working Committee and the Committee of Action.
By going through the pages of this book the reader is expected to
go through the history of All-India Muslim League being a party
which not only worked for the preservation and promotion of Muslim
rights, but helped in organizing the Muslims of South Asia into a
well disciplined and well-organized Muslim Nation which was able
to achieve its goal of Pakistan as the largest Muslim State in the
world within the shortest possible time of its history under the
dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The book
will also reveal how democratic was the Quaid who consulted his
party on each and every matter of national importance making the
party as the most authoritative representative organization of the
Muslims of South Asia.
Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad
has in his credit a teaching/research experience of 35 years in
the field of History and Pakistan Studies, in Pakistan as well as
abroad. Presently, he is the Director of National Institute of
Historical and Cultural Research, Centre of Excellence,
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Simultaneously, he is the
Professor, Quaid-i-Azam Chair, NIPS, Quaid-i-Azam University. He
has been awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in recognition to his valuable
contribution in teaching as well as research. Quaid-i-Azam has
been his main field of teaching and research. He has also written
books on the history and constitutional development of Pakistan.
Another field of his research is mysticism. Before the present
position Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad taught different subjects of History
in the Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
He also taught at Mohammad V University, Rabat, Morocco during
1992-1993. He presented research papers at various national and
international conferences in Pakistan and ten countries abroad.
Among his scholarly works, 17 books are on various aspects of
Quaid’s life and times, which make him an eminent scholar of
Quaid-i-Azam Studies. Thus he has attained international
recognition as a specialist on the life and times of the Quaid.
Among other fields, he has contributed valuable books on the life
and times of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. As a prolific writer, he has
also undertaken some important projects like the present one on
the All-India Muslim League which make him an authority on the