Vidhi Center for Legal Policy, Book Launch, Hamīñ Ast?, Article 370

Vidhi Center for Legal Policy launches its first digital book ‘Hamin Ast? A biography of the article 370’ to ‘Multipurpose Hall, India International Center on August 5 at 6:30 p.m. Tea will be served from 6 p.m.

The book is co-authored by Arghya Sengupta, Jinaly Dani, Kevin James and Pranay Modi.

Panelists include:

  • Wajahat Habibullah, former Chief Information Commissioner;
  • Amitabh Mattoo, Professor, JNU;
  • Mridu Rai, Professor, University of the Presidency and;
  • Mahendra Pal Singh, director of the Comparative Law Center at Jindal Global Law School.

Arghya Sengupta, Founder and Research Director at Vidhi will be in conversation with them.

The event will begin with a Santoor-Sitar Jugalbandi performed by Saptarshi Mondal, Vijay Vishwakarma & Manoj K. Sharma.

‘Hamin Ast’ tells the untold story of how Jammu and Kashmir became part of India in 1947, gained special status in 1950, shared a troubled relationship with New Delhi for the next seven decades, to be reduced to a territory of the Union in 2019. For more information:

This book is a journey of a provision of law from its cradle to its grave, through a contested birth, legal mechanisms in its early years, endemic political shenanigans, episodic displays of judicial political savvy, and sudden and rapid demise. . It demystifies complex legal provisions for a general reader.

This is an attempt to fill the void of sparse literature that exists on one of the most complex provisions of the Constitution of India, through a detailed biography of Section 370.

Navi Books is a new initiative from Vidhi offering a unique digital reading experience that demystifies books on complex topics for the general public.

Angela C. Hale