Politics of Sindh from 1936-1946: Rival Ideologues on Common Platform


  • Mr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Burdi, Dr. Muhammad Moiz Khan


Politics of Sindh from 1936-1946 is full of significant events. It was the time when Sindh became a province for the first time and Sindhi politicians obtained the opportunity of self-governance in their own province. They had been under strict British bureaucratic rule for over eight decades since the advent of British Raj. It was in the year 1936 when they were successful in separating Sindh from Bombay. The participation in the movement of separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency equipped them and trained them in modern politics. The social set up of Sindh also played significant role in shaping ideologies of these politicians. Although Sindh was predominantly Muslim majority province but there were economic differences among the people of Sindh. Majority of the Muslim population consisted of working class and peasants. Handful of Muslims were part of the elite class of the province. These were the Muslims who were granted titles like of Khan Bahadurs by the British Government. In this scenario, these Sindhi politicians belonged to varying ideologies. Some of them were champions of the poor and peasants. Others remained loyal to the British Government and for varying self-interests. Even when they later joined All India Muslim League they kept their old ideologies with them. It was for this reason, while being members of the same political party these politicians remained rivals. This attitude not only damaged the political structure and atmosphere of the province but it also affected the Post-Partition politics of Pakistan.




How to Cite

Mr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Burdi, Dr. Muhammad Moiz Khan. (2021). Politics of Sindh from 1936-1946: Rival Ideologues on Common Platform. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 69(2). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/119