Vice President Hamid Ansari today released a book on Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, stating that the leader has "either been canonized or demonised" in the various books written on him.
"A very commonly prevalent human trait is to talk in terms of absolute, either a person or situation is good or bad...Rarely it is that there can be elements of both. Matters worsen when subject of discourse is an eminent personality, our option then is to cannonise or demonise," Ansari said at the function here.
"This has been the case with the various books written on Jinnah. However, going a different path this book has shed light on his personal life which hasn't been highlighted much before," he said.
The book titled Jinnah Often Came To Our House is published by Westland and authored by Kiran Doshi, an Indian Foreign Service Officer and former ambassador to Austria.
Doshi is also the author of Birds of Passage, set in the world of India-Pakistan-USA diplomacy, and Diplomatic Tales, short stories written in comic verse.