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The Himalayas and India-China Relations

1st Edition

By Devendra Nath Panigrahi

Routledge India

160 pages

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This book provides a systematic analysis of China's rise to power. It traces the complex contours of its relation with India, with the Himalayas prominently figuring in the discourse. Drawing on myths, legends, classical literature, archival resources and contemporary political and international affairs, it brings to the fore several critical issues integral to India–China relations. It also studies the two nations in terms of trade across borders, exchange of ideas and confluence of diverse cultures, imperial strategic rivalries in the colonial period, and recent military skirmishes and diplomatic interaction.

Lucid and explanatory, this volume will interest scholars and researchers in international relations, history, political science and area studies specially those interested in the geopolitics of India and China.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgment Introduction 1.a The Himalayas - And the Idea of India 1.b The Water Woes of India and China - Areas of Conflict 1.c The Ganges: Water of India 2.a China: The Country and Culture – Confucianism 2.b Was Buddhism a bridge between India and China? 3.a Rise of China and Threat Perception in the Modern World 3.b Strategic Culture of India and China: Differing world views 4. Problems of Authority and Control over the National Minorities. 4.a Tibet: The Indian Connection; Dalai Lama, Tibet and China 4.b Sinkiang: The Pakistan Connection 5. A Forgotten Episode of India's Defence 5.a Henry Kissinger and Zhou Enlai on India 5.b Significance of Kissinger Nixon Visit to China 6.a Is the World enough for China? 6.b On Line Perceptions of India and China and the feasibility of People to People Contact 7. Concluding Remarks: Reflections on India-China Relations Bibliography Index

About the Author

Devendra Nath Panigrahi has served as Senior Lecturer/Reader in History at the University of Delhi. Subsequently, he joined the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi, as Deputy Director. He then served in the Parliament of India as Director of Library and Research Services. He was also Professor of History at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, and later Visiting Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India. An alumnus of the Universities of Saugar, Delhi and London, he earned his PhD from the University of London in 1965. His works include Jammu and Kashmir, the Cold War and the West (2009) and India’s Partition: The Story of Imperialism in Retreat (2004).

About the Series

Nepal and Himalayan Studies

This series brings the larger Nepal and the Himalayan region to the centre stage of academic analysis and explores critical questions that confront the region, ranging from society, culture and politics to economy and ecology. The books in the series examine key themes concerning religion, ethnicity, language, identity, history, tradition, community, polity, democracy, as well as emerging issues regarding environment and development of this unique region.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies