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The Making of Modern Indian Diplomacy : A Critique of Eurocentrism, Hardback Book

The Making of Modern Indian Diplomacy : A Critique of Eurocentrism Hardback


Diplomacy is conventionally understood as an authentic European invention which was internationalised during colonialism.

For Indians, the moment of colonial liberation was a false dawn because the colonised had internalised a European logic and performed European practices.

Implicit in such a reading is the enduring centrality of Europe to understanding Indian diplomacy.

This Eurocentric discourse renders two possibilities impossible: that diplomacy may have Indian origins and that they offer un-theorised potentialities.

Abandoning this Eurocentric model of diplomacy, Deep Datta-Ray recognises the legitimacy of independent Indian diplomacy and brings new practices.

He creates a conceptual space for Indian diplomacy to exist, forefronting civilisational analysis and its focus on continuities, but refraining from devaluing transformational change.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Diplomacy
  • ISBN: 9781849042130



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