War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years

By: Srinath Raghavan

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During his seventeen years as prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru led India through one of its most difficult and potentially explosive periods in international affairs. As the leader of a new state created amidst the bloodiest partition in history, saddled with new and outstanding problems, Nehru was confronted with a range of disputes which threatened to boil over. Srinath Raghavan draws on a rich vein of untapped documents to illuminate Nehru’s approach to war and his efforts for peace. Vividly recreating the intellectual and political milieu of the Indian foreign policy establishment, he explains the response of Nehru and his top advisors to the tensions with Junagadh, Hyderabad, Pakistan, and China. He gives individual attention to every conflict and shows how strategic decisions for each crisis came to be defined in the light of the preceding ones. The book follows Nehru as he wrestles with a string of major conflicts—assessing the utility of force, weighing risks of war, exploring diplomatic options for peace, and forming strategic judgements that would define his reputation, both within his lifetime and after. War and Peace in Modern India challenges and revises our received understanding of Nehru’s handling of international affairs. General readers as well as students of Indian history and politics will find its balanced consideration of Nehru’s foreign policy essential to gauge his achievements, his failures, and his enduring legacy. PRINTED PAGES: 386.

Title: War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years

Author Name: Srinath Raghavan

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2013

ISBN: 8178243202

ISBN 13: 9788178243207

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 900728

Keywords: War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years Srinath Raghavan