• PROF. DR. NAUMANA KIRAN IMRAN Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab, Lahore


This study analyzes the role of three social groups i.e. students, women and mystics of Punjab during the freedom movement under the theory of mass-mobilization. It examines Quaid-i-Azam’s vision and techniques, ensuing which, he had activated different sectors of the Muslim community, particularly during last ten years of the British colonial rule in India. It was due to Quaid’s wise leadership that the students, women and sufis (mystics) organized themselves to campaign for Pakistan. Quaid-i-Azam not only guided them towards their real destination but also encouraged them to use their abilities and strengths to achieve their foremost desire of a separate homeland. Primary sources including, Archives of the Freedom Movement, Shamsul Hassan Collection, Jinnah Paper, Files of the Gold Medalists of Pakistan movement, autobiographies written by workers of Pakistan movement and biographies of students, women and other common participants of the movement have been utilized to establish our contention. Besides, documentary sources, interviews of workers of the Pakistan movement have also been conducted by the author, which had enhanced not only the value of the study but also had strengthened the point raised in this study. In addition to it, newspapers files have also been consulted as they had greatly helped in the mass mobilization and the efforts of common Muslims of Punjab.

Author Biography

PROF. DR. NAUMANA KIRAN IMRAN, Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab, Lahore

Dr. Naumana Kiran, Professor, Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab, Lahore had completed her doctorate in Pakistan Studies in 2013 and awarded with the “Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship by HEC, Pakistan. She has completed her Post Doctorate under Indigenous PHEC Fellowship Program, 2018-2019 from the Department of History and Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab. She has published twenty-six research articles in national and international journals on the themes of Institution of the Federal Cabinet, role of common Muslims in Pakistan Movement, violence against women during partition and migration process in 1947, religious extremism in Pakistan and others. She has presented a number of papers in international conferences on History, South Asia, Asia and Women leadership in various countries of the World including India, Malaysia, Turkey, UK, Australia and America besides Pakistan. Her book The Federal Cabinet of Pakistan: Formation and Working, 1947-1977, had been published from Oxford University Press in 2016 and her second book, People’s Role in Struggle for Pakistan, 1940-1947 from Vanguard Books in 2021. She has taught a number of courses to M.A, BS, M.Phil and Ph.D and has supervised a good number of thesis of M. Phil and Ph.d.




How to Cite

PROF. DR. NAUMANA KIRAN IMRAN. (2023). QUAID-I-AZAM MOHAMMAD ALI JINNAH AND MASS MOBILIZATION: A CASE STUDY OF PUNJAB. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 71(3). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/298