Book: India's Foreign Policy: A Reader; Edited: Kanti P. Bajpai and Harsh V.Pant
Critical Issues in Indian Politics Series; Publisher: OUP
Price: Rs 1095; Pages: 464
Such a massive tome (663 pages) on a country that calls itself India’s only permanent friend in South Asia demands serious attention. Bhutanese scholarship is so rare and scholarship on Bhutan has been so scanty since Michael Aris’s death that Karma Phuntsho’s The History of Bhutan is especially welcome.
India and China have shared historical ties and, as immediate neighbours, have seen many ups and downs in their relations. As a result, bilateral ties between the two countries are not only of concern for the countries in question, but are under the scanner from the other countries in the vicinity as well as the world, as any skirmish between the two has a direct impact not only on the region and the larger geopolitics of the world.
Delhi-based poet Sudeep Sen has been invited to address the Nobel Laureate Week being held in Saint Lucia, a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea, in January. Mr. Sen is the first Indian, and the only one thus far from the Asian, Australasian-Pacific, African, South American region, to be chosen for the honour. He will deliver the Derek Walcott Lecture and present his own poetry. Saint Lucia is home to Nobel Laureate and noted playwright Derek Walcott.
Sarvepalli Gopal (1923–2002) was the most respected Indian historian of his time. His biographies of Jawaharlal Nehru and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan remain the finest political portraits written in the country. His writings on Indian history and politics are admired for their flair, elegance, insight and thoroughness. The present book gathers together 30 pieces ranging from analyses of imperialists such as Curzon and Churchill, to nationalists such as Nehru, Gandhi, Ambedkar and Patel, to novelist-democrats such as EM Forster and Rabindranath Tagore.
Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific
Author: C. Raja Mohan
Price: Rs 895
Author: Raghu Rai
Publisher: Niyogi Books
Price: Rs 1495
BOOK: "False Sanctuaries: Stories from the Troubled Territories of South Asia",
AUTHOR: Meenakshi Iyer;
PUBLISHER: Bibliophile South Asia (Promila & Co.);
Like so much else in India’s recent past, the First Afghan War (1839-42) means little to India’s elites. But the military history of the British Raj has been a specially neglected domain. With their many other preoccupations, India’s historians have had little time for the story of war, peace and statecraft in the subcontinent before independence or after.
Cmdr Bhaskar, a leading strategic affairs expert and Distinguished fellow with the Society for Policy Studies, will deliver a talk on US-China-India relations at INCIPE, Madrid, Spain, on 27 June at 09.30 Hrs. For additional information and invitations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org