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The book is about Quaid-i-Azam's wife - Ruttie Jinnah. It contains irrefutable facts in substantial detail about the relationship between the founder of Pakistan and his wife. Khawaja Razi Haider, who specializes in research on Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, has done a tremendous job in gathering the facts and records and has penned down some monumental work on Jinnah's private life.
This book is his first work in English, which is a translation done by himself from his book in Urdu.
'It is, of course, a pity that (Stanley) Wolpert had failed to do justice to both Ruttie and Dina (in his book Jinnah of Pakistan) but I am happy to report that a recent work, Ruttie Jinnah (in Urdu) by Khawaja Razi Haider, Deputy Director, Quaid-i-Academy, attempts to fill in the gap in good measure. Since books published in Urdu do not get the attention they normally deserve, this work has been somewhat ignored by the English-reading Public'. -Daily Dawn, Karachi, 26 February 1999 - Prof Sharif al Mujahid.
Despite Jinnah's unfaltering dedication and love for Ruttie, the marriage was not a bed of roses. Perhaps his professional responsibilities and political committments did not afford him enough time to spend with his beloved wife and this was much for her to bear. Her youthful heart bled with loneliness until she died of a consuming illness, still young and charming.
The present research work reveals for the first time, irrefutable facts in substantial detail about the relationship between the founder of Pakistan and his wife. Based on primary sources, authentic records, visits to the places where the events took place, and meetings with some of the people involved, this monumental work on Jinnah's private life has been penned by Khwaja Razi Haider, who specializes in research on Quaid-i-Azam Jinnah and other prominent figures of the Pakistan movement. - Khalid Rehman, Daily Dawn, Karachi.
Ruttie Jinnah: The Story, Told and Untold