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War and Peace in Modern India

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ideas, Strategy, and Structures

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 12-25
  4. Junagadh 1947

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 26-64
  5. Hyderabad 1947–1948

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 65-100
  6. Kashmir 1947–1948

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 101-148
  7. Bengal 1950

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 149-187
  8. Kashmir—1951 and After

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 188-226
  9. The Disputed India-China Boundary 1948–1960

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 227-266
  10. China 1961–1962

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 267-310
  11. Conclusion

    • Srinath Raghavan
    Pages 311-321
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 322-359

About this book

A study of Indian foreign policy under Jawaharlal Nehru, concentrating on the fundamental questions of war and peace. Looks at Nehru's handling of the disputes over the fate of Junagadh, Hyderabad and Kashmir in 1947-48; the refugee crisis in East and West Bengal in 1950; the Kashmir crisis in 1951; and the boundary dispute with China 1949-62.

Keywords

  • bibliography
  • China
  • foreign policy
  • India
  • realism

Reviews

'War and Peace in Modern India is international history at its very best: broadly researched, tightly argued and with new interpretations on nearly every page. Raghavan's book uses precisely the approach that the much under-studied international history of India needs.'- O A Westad, Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Politics, UK

'In this important and readable new book, Srinath Raghavan breaks new historical ground with a thorough and acute analysis of Nehru's foreign policy, demonstrating the subtlety and confidence with which he approached the various crises he faced as India's Prime Minister until he was caught out by China.'- Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies and Vice Principal, King's College London, UK

Authors and Affiliations

  • Defence Studies Department, King’s College London, UK

    Srinath Raghavan

About the author

SRINATH RAGHAVAN  is Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College London. He is also Senior Fellow at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He is currently writing an international history of the India-Pakistan war of 1971 and the creation of Bangladesh.

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USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-27751-9
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  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)