From the Summary: "While conventional politics in India might have taken a backseat in the wake of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, the way the crisis is being handled is itself intensely political. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the crisis has enhanced his popularity but there have been questions on the plight of migrant workers and the operation of Indian federalism. The long-term impact of COVID-19 though might be felt most in the expansion of the state, the centralisation of power and the measures rolled out to tackle the fallout of the pandemic."
National University of Singapore. Institute of South Asian Studies