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: 01/04/2015
- Category: Diplomacy
- ISBN: 9781849042130