was impartially critical of various Hindu
, and Parsi
practices, but realised that her reforms had to proceed without attempting to convert Indian women from their religion. She was convinced that Christianity
1 April 1947
suggested, remarkably for a devout Hindu
, that the first Prime Minister of an independent (and united) India should be the MuslimMuhammad Ali Jinnah
(who after Partition became first premier of Pakistan).