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‘Jinnah of Pakistan’ author Stanley Wolpert passes away

Stanley Wolpert, a professor and author of Jinnah of Pakistan, passed away at the age of 91.

According to a report in LA Time, Wolpert was the son of Nathan and Frances Wolpert who attended Brooklyn Technical High School, The New York State Maritime Academy, CCNY, and the University of Pennsylvania.

In the University of Pennsylvania, he pursued South Asia Studies, eventually becoming a renowned historian of India. The report said that the renowned historian passed away last month.

He authored 15 books, including four novels, and was the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of India.

Along with Jinnah of Pakistan, his other publications include Congress and Indian Nationalism: The Pre-independence Phase, Gandhi’s Passion: The Life and the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India and Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan: His Life and Times (1993).

Stanley’s devotion to teaching earned him the gratitude and affection of thousands of students over the course of his 59-year teaching career. He taught his last seminar at the age of 90.

He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 65 years; his sons — Daniel and Adam — and daughters-in-law, Debra and Katy, respectively; and his adored grandchildren Sam, Max, and Sabine.