India and Central Asia: Two Decades of Transition

Hardcover | January 15, 2013

EditorP. L. Dash

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The Central Asian region in our neighbourhood is in ferment and India's interest in that region is abiding. India has had a long tradition of linkages with Central Asia. It is considered befitting to focus on the area, where countries of the region are shaping up their political future amidmany obstacles facing them. The Nehru Centre, therefore initiated a seminar on Central Asia and India in a globalizing world to discuss many of the intricate problems of the region and bring out the proceedings in the volume. The book consists of 14 essays written by eminent scholars in the field and focuses on India-Central Asia relations especially in the past two decades with a historical perspective. To analyse and study the emerging political, security and economic scenario became inevitable and research on the veryimportance of Central Asian countries became an integral part of academic discourse worldwide. The oil rich countries of the region played the Caspian role, while Uzbekistan, the most populous country of the region, came out prominently to play its weighty regional role in competition withKazakhstan. The region remained beset with many paradoxes. Contemporary problems like narcotic trafficking, money laundering, splintering effects of the Afghanistan imbroglio, terrorism and others are in plenitude, while solutions to them are limited. A brief and comprehensive Editor's Note providesa background and the significance of India's relations with Central Asia through history and tells us the extant problems of the region that cast a shadow on India's interaction with it.

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The Central Asian region in our neighbourhood is in ferment and India's interest in that region is abiding. India has had a long tradition of linkages with Central Asia. It is considered befitting to focus on the area, where countries of the region are shaping up their political future amidmany obstacles facing them. The Nehru Centre, ...

P.L. Dash is Professor of International Relations and ICCR India Chair, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Nehru Centre was conceived in 1972 as a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India's first Prime Minister. It is ever engaged in promoting his ideals of enlightened curiosity, the scientific tem...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.65 × 6.5 × 0.01 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordAcknowledgementsEditor's Note1. Sanjay Kumar Pandey: India and the Importance of Central Asia2. Ranjana Mishra: Silk Route: Transcendental Values in Time and Space3. Mushtaq A. Kaw: Kashmir and Central Asia: Past Legacy and Future Continuum4. Nirmala Joshi: India-Central Asia Energy Cooperation5. Swarn Singh: China-led Multilateralism in Central Asia: Strategic Implications for India6. Marlene Laruelle and Sebastein Peyrouse: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Hopes amid Hurdles7. K. Warikoo: India and Central Asia: Potential Implications for Power Rivalries in Eurasia8. Ajay Patnaik: Central Asia as Potential Theatre of Non-traditional Conflict9. P.L. Dash: River Water Politics in Central Asia10. Laura Yerekesheva: Compelling Compulsions of Ethno-Cultural Identity and Integration Process in Central Asia11. Anita Sengupta: The Performative State: Nation Building and Nationalist Discourse in Central Asia12. R.G. Gidadhubli: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan: Economic Challenges Facing Less Developed States in Central Asia13. Kuldip Singh: Kazakhstan: Facade of Democracy Veils Stable Despotism14. Ali Ahmad Abu Romman: The US Interest in Central AsiaSome Important Web Links on Central AsiaContributors