Launch of Hamīñ Ast? Book Cover

Videos  |  October 31, 2022 | 0:44

Watch the animated video of the book cover of ‘Hamīñ Ast? A Biography of Article 370.’ Hamīñ Ast? is the first digital-only book published by NAVI Books, Vidhi’s open access, digital book publishing website.


Co-authored by Arghya Sengupta, Jinaly Dani, Kevin James and Pranay Modi, Hamīñ Ast tells the untold story of how Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India in 1947, achieved special status in 1950, shared a fractious relationship with New Delhi for the next seven decades, only to be reduced to a Union Territory in 2019. This book is a journey of a provision of law from its cradle to its grave, through a contested birth, lawyerly mechanisms in its early years, endemic political skullduggery, episodic displays of judicial statesmanship and a sudden and swift demise. It is an attempt to fill the void of sparse literature that exists on one of the most complex provisions of the Constitution of India.