A Clash Of Political Cultures.

Sudarshan Bhutani



In this book, Sudarshan Bhutani, who served in the Indian Embassy in China during 1957-62, critically narrates the political and diplomatic circumstances which led to the Indo-China war in 1962. He also analyses the role of the factors influencing China's domestic and foreign policies-especially the impact of the Tibetan revolt and the constraints it placed on the realization of her place in the international community.

These factors and China's own warped image of Nehru's role and standing had a decisive impact on the India-China boundary dispute. The Tibetan revolt proved the catalyst for a series of events: border incidents and the 1960 meeting of Nehru and Zhou Enlai in New Delhi amongst them. The steady crescendo of mutual mistrust set the stage for China, unleashing a full-scale ground war in 1962.

The war went in China's favour but brought no dividends except the formation of the Sino-Pak alliance. Drawing on his rich diplomatic experience, Ambassador Bhutani has given readers an incisive and deeply researched book which is 'must-read' for scholars and students of international affairs.

Language English
ISBN-10 8174363106
ISBN-13 978-8174363107
No of pages 282
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Book Publisher Roli Books
Published Date 01 Jan 2004

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