K.S. Komireddi. Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India.

(London: C. Hurst and Co. 2019). This is a lively analysis of Indian politics;   since independence.  The book is divided in two parts;  an account of the long period  when the Congress Party was in power;  and a second part on the
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Jammu and Kashmir: A year of Uncertainty, Regression of the Rule of Law, and Economic Decline.

by Rene Wadlow. On 5 August 2019; the Central Government of India put an end to article 370 of the Indian Constitution;  which provided autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir;  an autonomy which dated from shortly after Independence. Pre-Independence Kashmir was ultimately divided
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