Kashmir: Insurgency and After attempts to understand the nature and historical roots of the insurgency in Kashmir, and examines the causes and consequences of the blood-soaked rupture between the Kashmiri people and the Indian state. It delves into the erosion of the basis for secular and democratic politics in the state by narrating the history of its alienation from the rest of the country. The author argues that the politics of secession and the militancy of the Kashmiri urge for freedom and democracy can be best contained by an unhindered extension of the processes of Indian democracy to the state. This tract was first published in 1993 as Kashmir: Towards Insurgency. This extensively revised edition brings the Kashmir story up to date.