Indian Foreign Policy: The Politics of Postcolonial Identity by Priya Chacko

By Priya Chacko

The upward thrust of India as a tremendous strength has generated new curiosity in knowing the drivers of its overseas coverage. This ebook argues that analysing India’s overseas and protection guidelines as representational practices which produce India’s id as a postcolonial geographical region is helping to light up the stipulations of probability during which international coverage is made.


Spanning the interval among 1947 and 2004, the booklet makes a speciality of key moments of challenge, corresponding to the India-China conflict in 1962 and the nuclear checks of 1972 and 1998, and the method of overseas affairs of important leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru. The research sheds new gentle on those key occasions and figures and develops a powerful analytical narrative round India’s international coverage behaviour, in accordance with an knowing of its postcolonial identity.


It is argued fashionable aspect of India’s identification is a notion that it's a civilizational-state which brings to foreign affairs a convention of morality and moral behavior derived from its civilizational history and the event of its anti-colonial fight. This thought of ‘civilizational exceptionalism’, in addition to different narratives of India’s civilizational prior, resembling its vulnerability to invasion and conquest, have formed the international guidelines of governments of varied political shades and proceed to steer a emerging India.

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