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Title: Making of Indian diplomacy: a critique of eurocentrism
Authors: Datta-Ray, Deep K
Keywords: Indian Diplomacy
Issue Date: 15-May-2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York
Abstract: 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.
Description: Book available in JGU library (130987)
ISBN: 9780190206673
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

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