War and Peace in Modern India

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

bySrinath Raghavan

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A highly researched account of security strategy in the early years of Indian independence, this book analyses conflicts pertaining to princely states and their integration within India, and to disputes with other nations, namely, Pakistan and China. Compelling and readable, it is a major contribution to Asian History and International Relations.

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A highly researched account of security strategy in the early years of Indian independence, this book analyses conflicts pertaining to princely states and their integration within India, and to disputes with other nations, namely, Pakistan and China. Compelling and readable, it is a major contribution to Asian History and International...

SRINATH RAGHAVAN  completed his MA and PhD at the Department of War Studies, King's College London. Prior to that, he spent six years as an officer in the Indian Army. His research interests include the international history of the India-Pakistan war of 1971 and the creation of Bangladesh, Indian Foreign and Defence Policies since 194...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.72 × 5.7 × 1 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230242154

ISBN - 13:9780230242159

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Table of Contents


Maps
Abbreviations
Biographical Notes
Introduction
Ideas, Politics, and Policies
Junagadh, 1947
Hyderabad, 1947-48
Kashmir, 1947-49
Bengal, 1950
Kashmir, 1951 and After
The Disputed Boundary, 1948-60
China, 1961-62
Conclusion
Bibliography

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"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. Raghavans 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