Revealing the real Ruttie

RUTTIE JINNAH by Saad S. Khan with Sara S. Khan. Published in 2020 by Ebury Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House India Pvt Ltd, 7th Floor, Infinity Tower C, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon 122002. Pp: xxxvi + 307. Price: Rs 599. This book begins with a long — and instructive — explanation of the various challenges that its author Saad Khan faced in the course of writing it. Not only was, he says, source material on the subject scant, but "there had been a deliberate attempt to wash away [Rattanbai (Ruttie) Jinnah’s] memory” (he cites, in particular, the alleged destruction......

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