CONTENTS:- Part I. Federalism and context of autonomy in India. Part II. Issue of autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir. Part III. Inter-regional relations and issue of regional autonomy.
The issue of autonomy is relevant in the broader context of Indian federation. Urge for decentralisation and devolution in the financial, administrative and the political spheres has been articulated elsewhere in India both at the academic as well as political levels. This had been a major reference point for Sarkaria Commission as well.