India and the Cold War - New Cold War History (Paperback)
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India and the Cold War - New Cold War History (Paperback)

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Published: 01/08/2024
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This collection of essays inverts the way we see the Cold War by looking at the conflict from the perspective of the so-called developing world, rather than of the superpowers, through the birth and first decades of India's life as a postcolonial nation. Contributors draw on a wide array of new material, from recently opened archival sources to literature and film, and meld approaches from diplomatic history to development studies to explain the choices India made and to frame decisions by its policy makers. Together, the essays demonstrate how India became a powerful symbol of decolonization and an advocate of non-alignment, disarmament, and global governance as it stood between the United States and the Soviet Union, actively fostering dialogue and attempting to forge friendships without entering into formal alliances. Sweeping in its scope yet nuanced in its analysis, this is the authoritative account of India and the Cold War.

Contributors: Priya Chacko, Anton Harder, Syed Akbar Hyder, Raminder Kaur, Rohan Mukherjee, Swapna Kona Nayudu, Pallavi Raghavan, Srinath Raghavan, Rahul Sagar, and Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469684048
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm


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Bhagavan (CUNY) brings together a wide variety of approaches—from philosophy and domestic and international politics, to poetry and film—in an attempt to demonstrate that India was neither naive nor passive during the Cold War, but rather actively sought to shape its environment and future. . . . readers are reminded that India has always forged its own path in foreign policy and has never fallen under the sway of any foreign power, regardless of which party governs." - CHOICE

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