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Published: 01 April 2021

600 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780197577820

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India's First Dictatorship

Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil

  • Sheds light on one of the darkest moments in India's recent history, drawing upon a trove of new sources.
  • In June 1975 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed a 'State of Emergency', resulting in a 21-month suspension of democracy and horrific mass sterilisation programs.
  • Shows how the Emergency sowed the seeds for the Hindu nationalism that plagues India today.

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