• “ Hamīñ Ast is an outstanding book that chronicles the turbulent life of Article 370. While it was intended to be a temporary provision, it lived on for seven decades. This concise book, in six chapters, gives a complete account of what led to the drafting of Article 370 and the gradual integration of that state through a series of orders.  As this Article is now history, this book helps us understand what led to its birth and what led to its unexpected but inevitable demise ”