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AMONG THE MOST HIGHLY ACCLAIMED WORKS IN MODERN INDIAN HISTORY, POLITICS, AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

“Srinath Raghavan has set the standard for future work”
Kanti Bajpai, Seminar

“In this important and readable book, Srinath Raghavan breaks new historical ground with a thorough and acute analysis of Nehru’s foreign policy”
Sir Lawrence Freedman

“A remarkable analysis, based on meticulous scholarship ... an important contribution to current debates in India and elsewhere”
Sunil Khilnani

“Will influence scholarly debates for years to come”
Ramachandra Guha

“Not only allows us to make a more informed assessment of our national security strategy under Nehru, but also provides a sound basis to reflect on the kind of framework that must guide India”
C. Rajamohan, Indian Express

“A brilliant historical account of India’s strategy and foreign policy in the initial years after independence”
Pranay Sharma, Outlook

“Thoroughly researched and extremely lucidly written ... a major contribution to the making of contemporary India”
Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Telegraph

“A worthy addition to the literature”
Salman Haidar, Economic and Political Weekly

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. War and Peace in Modern India challenges and revises our received understanding of his 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.

Cover: Jawaharlal Nehru and General Ayub Khan, the second president of Pakistan, photograph by Homai Vyarawalla. Courtesy of Sabeena Gadihoke, author of Camera Chronicles of Homai Vyarawalla

paperback / 384pp / Rs 395 / 81-7824-320-2 / Jan 2011

For sale in South Asia / Copublished by Palgrave Macmillan London

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