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India and the Cold War

Manu Bhagavan


This collection of essays inverts the way we see the Cold War by looking at the conflict from the perspective of the so-called developing world, rather than of the superpowers, through the birth and first decades of India’s life as a postcolonial nation. Contributors draw on a wide array of new material, from recently opened archival sources to literature and film, and meld approaches from diplomatic history to development studies to explain the choices India made and to frame decisions by its policy makers. Together, the essays demonstrate how India became a powerful symbol of decolonization ... More

Keywords: Cold War, India, Postcolonial, Decolonization, Non-alignment, Disarmament, Global governance, Diplomatic history, Development studies

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651163
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manu Bhagavan, editor
Hunter College

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