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Unbreaking India: Decisions on Article 370 and the CAA

Unbreaking India: Decisions on Article 370 and the CAA

by   Sanjay Dixit (Author)  
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The nullification of Article 370 and enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, had been landmark legislative actions in 2019. Author Sanjay Dixit delves deep into the past and traces the events, actions and their repercussions that finally led to the Union of India introducing these two measures. He looks at these events from all perspectives-historical, social and political. For Article 370, he traces the entire history of Kashmir from its pre-Islamic past and to the events that unfolded at the time of the Partition of India, leading to the initial inclusion of Article 370 in the Constitution of India. Dixit also studies in detail the legal and constitutional labyrinths, discussing the various Presidential Orders and case laws from the Constitutional Bench jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. For CAA, Dixit traces the constitutional history of India from the time of the partition of Bengal in 1905 to the unfortunate events of the Partition in 1947. His study relies heavily on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's analysis of the reasons for the Partition and the theology of a 'separate nation' that prevailed during the period. The author contends that this same theology has been staging a comeback now in the form of mazhabi pehchan which forms the crux of the anti-CAA protests. The informed position of the author, his lucidity of language and directness of approach lend clarity to his arguments and make this an accessible and important read.

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ISBN 10 1942426356
ISBN 13 9781942426356
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Edition First
Publishers Garuda Prakashan  
Category Politics   Constitutional Law   Featured Books   Offers  
Weight 350.00 g
Dimension 15.00 x 2.00 x 22.00

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Unbreaking India

It's said, don't try to jump to Post Doctoral Study unless you complete at least doctoral level. With my primary level knowledge on Kashmir issue, I tried to read this book. Obviously it was so overwhelming for me, that I have decided to give it a big pause. This book has a lot to offer but ordinary Indians can hardly understand it.
Review by - Partha Sadhukhan, August 04, 2021

Unbreaking India unshackled our thinking!

Being the first book I read from Garuda Prakashan, I was blown away by the sheer amount of perspicacity and sagacity it held on its own.... Sanjay Dixit pulled off a marvel while just breaking out the true history.... Be it about the Khilafat movement and Gandhi, World war, Sufism and of course the vanity puffed secularism of the INC.... Buy it without a second thought
Review by - Shashank C.R, August 20, 2021

1 dose

They say snake is a fearsome reptile. Some say snake is not venom is the cause of fear.but deep down everybody knows that addiction of venom intoxication to get high is the greatest danger. we have been intoxicated with this Venom of myths generation by generation. We have gone so high due to this intoxication that we decide to neglect ground realities and breaking India by Sanjay Dixit is an eye opener and first dose to to detoxify our addiction of this deceat. High on research and low on propaganda. Prescribed to every truth seeker.
Review by - Nayan sharma , August 20, 2021

Dr

It's a must read for all who want understand the reality of partition and what has plagued India after independence. In-depth analysis with proper reference. Thank you Sanjay Sir and Garuda publication.
Review by - Jayanti, August 21, 2021

एक सीधी और सच्ची पुस्तक

यदि अपनी रक्षा करनी है, तो शत्रुओं को जानना आवश्यक है, ठीक उसी प्रकार जैसे रोगाणु का पता चल जाने पर शरीर की रक्षा भी संभव होती है। यह पुस्तक वर्तमान की समस्याओं को तह दर तह खोलती है और इस क्रम में अतीत की प्रवृत्तियों के लगातार दोहराव की तरफ भी इशारा करती है। सनातन, जो कि 2000 साल पहले तक पूरा विश्व था, के सिकुड़ने का एक बड़ा कारण मजहब की मूल प्रवृत्तियों को समझ नहीं पाना है। यह पुस्तक, हमदान के आदेश हों, या उमर का पैक्ट, या जोगेन्द्रनाथ मंडल का पत्र, उन सभी के माध्यम से इस प्रवृत्ति के सच को सामने लाती है और उससे भी बड़ी बात कि वैचारिक युद्ध हेतु तैयार करती है। बर्बर प्रवृत्तियों से सिर्फ हथियारों से लड़ने पर ही विजय नहीं हो सकती, चूँकि उन्हें अंतहीन हमला करना है। अतः, लगातार मूल पर आघात आवश्यक है। यह पुस्तक हमारी सोच को पैना कर हमारी दृष्टि तो दूरदर्शी बनाती है। अत्यंत श्लाघ्य प्रयास। 🙏🙏
Review by - नीतीश कुमार , March 13, 2022

Nice book

Please buy
Review by - Tp, March 13, 2022

Yashwant

Best book
Review by - Naik, March 13, 2022

Mr

This book is a compelling page turner. Such historic issues have been so easily described and simple to understand. Sanjay Dixit ji has written a beautiful, essential, need of the hour, truth reciter book. A complete eye opener. Enough to wake up the people still in their long slumber. Quintessential read. I purchased my Hard Cover to complete my collection. Shall recommend ALL rashtravaadis to read thai book. It will change the way you currently have been looking events/ and perpetual issues by the peaceful. Jai hind. VANDE MATARAM
Review by - Karan, March 18, 2022

Sanjay Dixit's heroic writing skills

This book feels like a fast-paced action thriller. Can't believe how lucid and fluid and readable the writing is. If this was a fiction and designated as a thriller, Sanjay Dixit would win international awards. One can easily finish reading the entire book in a weekend. Its like a knowledgeable friend casually talking to you!
Review by - College Street Kolkata, June 22, 2022

Masterpeace

True and honest content
Review by - IMRIHC, July 22, 2022
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Contents

1. Partition of Bengal

PART I

2. World War I, Mahatma Gandhi and Non- Cooperation Movement

3. Khilafat Movement and Malabar Killings

4. The Aligarh School

5. Jinnah and Muhammad Iqbal

6. The 1937 Elections and World War II

7. The Pakistan Resolution and the Rahmat Ali Plan

8. CPI and the Gangadhar Adhikari Report

9. Ambedkar: The Army Question

10. Ambedkar: The Communal and Political Question

11. 1945–1946 Elections

12. Direct Action Day 1.0 and the Noakhali Riots

13. The Mountbatten Plan and the Indian Independence Act

14. Partition and its Aftermath

15. Minorityism in Independent India

16. The Liaquat–Nehru Pact

17. The Citizenship Act, 1955

PART II

18. A Brief History of Kashmir

19. 1931: The Beginning of Kashmir’s Islamisation

20. Maharaja and Partition

21. The Poonch–Mirpur Battles

22. Desertion and Treachery in the Jammu and Kashmir Army

23. Raid on the Valley

24. Sheikh Abdullah, the New Shah Mir

25. The Fall of Gilgit

26. Article 370 (Draft 306A) in the Indian Constitution

27. The Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly

28. The Presidential Order, 1954 and Article 35A

29. Constitutional Challenges

30. The Presidential Order, 1965

31. Pakistan, Sheikh Abdullah and the Family

32. Political Chicanery and the Beginning of the Kashmir Jihad

33. End of Afghan War and the 7th Exodus of the Pandits

34. Stalemate

PART III

35. Nullification of Article 370

36. Impact of Nullification of Article 370 on Pakistan

37. CAA: Modification of the Liaquat–Nehru Pact

38. Direct Action Day 2.0: Failure and Impact

39. Fatal Blow to Pakistan’s New Medina

40. Sufism: Myth and Reality

PART IV

41. Postscript 1: Street Riots and Mayhem in Delhi

42. Postscript 2: Way Forward in Jammu and Kashmir

EPILOGUE

43. One Nation Theory and ‘The 2nd Republic

APPENDICES

1. THE CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019

2. RESULT OF 1937 ELECTIONS

3. RESULT OF 1945–46 ELECTIONS

4. INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION BY STATE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR

5. OBJECTIVES RESOLUTION OF PAKISTAN

6. JOGENDRA NATH MANDAL’S RESIGNATION LETTER

7. LIAQUAT–NEHRU AGREEMENT

8. CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY DEBATE ON ARTICLE 306A (ARTICLE 370) ON 17.10.1949

9. THE CONSTITUTION (APPLICATION TO JAMMU AND KASHMIR) ORDER, 1954

10. JAMMU AND KASHMIR REORGANISATION ACT, 2019

Foreword

This is a much-needed book, especially at the present time. The issues of Article 370, CAA, Ram Mandir and the general status of Muslims in India have become over- politicized and been turned into an international sensation by certain peopleappropriately characterized as Breaking India Forces. In response, several voices speaking on behalf of India’s integrity and unity have rejoindered, but often very emotionally. What is lacking, and what this book supplies, is a well-researched, fact-based authentic account that can be relied upon as the basis for serious debates. I congratulate the author for the seriousness of his research and the calm logic throughout the book.

The book covers an eventful century of India’s tryst with Islam from the Khilafat Movement to Shaheen Bagh. It provides clarity and sharp insight into the complex gameboard with multiple players at various points in time, and how the game changed from one period to the next. Certain threads run consistently throughout this century- long game: British agendas masked behind their cunning style; Nehruvian naivete and outright moronic behavior; and remarkable commitment and consistent hypocrisy of Muslim leaders.

There are numerous controversial details, but the author can present them with courage because he uses well- documented evidence. For instance, the treachery of Muslims in the Jammu and Kashmir army battalions in 1947 is not an isolated incident. The author shows history repeating itself because Indians have failed to learn about the under-handed ways and brutality of their fellow Indians. He argues that a deep collusion has existed between some Muslims serving the Indian side and the pan-Islam forces outside India.

The dirty role of Sheikh Abdullah comes out clearly as he vacillates opportunistically to maximize his own power at all costs; he is appropriately described by the author as the “wily forked-tongue politician”. The book is an excellent reference for intellectuals and activists who wish to understand the historical origins of Jihad in Kashmir and the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. The prior history of Kashmir’s gradual Islamization over the centuries provides a useful backdrop.

Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s patriotism and audacity comes out loud and clear. He called the Muslim leaders’ behavior the “gangster’s method of politics”. He chided his own Congress party for its failure to understand the difference between appeasement (which they always succumbed to) and a genuine settlement of a dispute (which they failed to achieve). Mohandas Gandhi’s blunders and blind spots are taken apart point by point. It is clear that Gandhi misunderstood the meaning of Ahimsa. He assumed it meant unilateral surrender. Gandhi did not learn the basic lessons from the Mahabharata where Sri Krishna’s message is clear on when, why and how violence must be used.

The sly hand of Lord Mountbatten is undeniable. Yet, Nehru relied on him and lived in awe of Mountbatten and his wife. The author makes good use of the archives to capture some of the moronic moments of Nehru that cost India heavily and irreversibly in many ways.

Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir played his cards hoping to secure for himself a position of power, which he failed to achieve, but in the process ended up sacrificing the safety of his own people. His son, the present Dr. Karan Singh, too has failed to perform a responsible role within India and on the world stage to help the cause of his Kashmiri people.

Thoroughly researched and referenced, the book goes into minute details to explain the foolishness, deceit, blackmail and pressure tactics that led to Article 370. It then explains the logic of removing 370both the legal due process as well as its ethical and political merits. The book should be used as source material for its historical treatment of the recent controversies concerning CAA. “Article 370 kept the wet dream of separatism alive,” the author notes. Its removal will likely end the dream of cultural identity separation of Kashmiris, which was always a fig-leaf for Islamization. But might it escalate the separatism of religious identity to a new level out of desperation?

Negotiating with Pakistan as a route to a solution has been an utterly misguided pursuit by the Indian government in the past. For, if India were to succeed in unifying Muslims and non-Muslims, it would void the two-nation theory and hence undermine the very existence of Pakistan. It has been Pakistan’s deepest and highest priority obsession to find ways that compromise India’s relationship with its Muslim citizens. Nothing short of India’s breakup will suffice as a permanent solution, and Pakistan’s own nation- building project will remain an unfinished project until this is accomplished.

The Indian government’s inconsistencies in dealing with these issues come out loud and clear. India’s age-old tradition called purva-paksha calls for rigorous, analytical deconstruction of opponents with clarity and objectivity. But India’s policymakers failed to do this and took the easy roads to quick-fixes. Hence the zigzag approach that has been short-sighted and costly.

I find the book written in a gripping style such that its minute details do not become boring. I am glad the author took the honest and courageous road and did not compromise for the sake of political correctness. I am especially glad to see no use of emotions to make any point and relying only on facts explicitly backed up with references.

A seriously researched book should not be blindly accepted and parroted at face value, nor rejected ad hoc. It deserves to be debated in serious forums. I am sure many persons will find the book offending their deeply-held concepts, so I urge them to come forth and debate the author on the hard facts.

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