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Stanley Wolpert, author of 'Jinnah of Pakistan,' passes away

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Stanley's devotion to teaching earned him gratitude, affection of thousands of students over his 59-year career. Photo: File

Stanley Wolpert, a professor and author of Jinnah of Pakistan, passed away at the age of 91 on February 19.

The son of Nathan and Frances Wolpert, Stanley attended Brooklyn Technical High School, The New York State Maritime Academy, CCNY, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he pursued South Asia Studies, becoming a renowned historian of India, according to the LA Times.

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.