India's Undeclared Emergency

31 January 2022

Arvind Narrain

Beginning with a history of the Emergency declared by Indira Gandhi in 1975, Narrain draws parallels and notes differences with the climate of fear and repression under the Narendra Modi government. He examines censorship, crackdowns on freedom, the criminalisation of dissent, constitutional subversion and centralisation of power that occurred under the BJP government.

Context, Rs 699, 340 pages