The India of the last decade has left the Congress-run India so far behind that it has become an existential crisis for the party to resurrect itself enough to even remain as principal opposition let alone return to power claims a new book. In What If There Was No Congress: The Uncensored History of Independent India political communicator Priyam Gandhi-Mody takes a look at how different India would have been if there was no Congress at the helm for the most part of the last 80 years. The book published by Rupa revisits some of the key events that shaped India s political history over the last 80 years – Partition Kashmir governance scams democracy and its interruptions economic policy intellectual colonisation and foreign policy – and also seeks to provide a roadmap to the India of tomorrow. The people of the country continue to choose progress over corruption truth over manufactured lies security over terrorism and growth over stagnation. In my opinion the Congress s resurrection is improbable in the near future if not impossible Gandhi-Mody claims.