Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict


India and China – the inheritors of two ancient civilizations and aeons of neighbourly bonds cemented by Buddhism and the bridge-building missions of Fa-Hien, Huen Tsang, Tagore and Kotnis – never witnessed strife between themselves till the fateful autumn of 1962, when they fought a short but bitter border war on the desolate heights of the Himalayas. Mutual suspicion and sporadic face-offs have ever since bedevilled relations between the two Asian giants, based on their still-unsettled borders. What caused the tragic estrangement of Asia’s leading lights? In this cogent and comprehensive analysis, the author traces the origins of the discord to a legacy flawed by the flip-flops of imperial Britain’s unilateral border delineation, and the ebbs and flows of Chinese activism in Tibet. The gripping narrative carries us from the post-1947 scenario of initial Panchsheel bonhomie, yielding place to mutual distrust, aggravated, among other causes, by Chinese paranoia over Tibet and the unrelenting pressure of Indian public opinion. India’s cataclysmic defeat in the war, which remains a young nation’s humiliation, is attributed to the ill-advised ‘forward policy’ and failure of the politico-military leadership of the time, revalidating Clemenceau’s adage, that ‘war is too important a matter to be left to generals’.

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  • The author associated with Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict is K. N. Raghavan.
  • The EISBN for Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict is 9789381576106. Electronic ISBN number for digital books.
  • The format for Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict is Kindle eBook.
  • The language for Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict is English.
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  • The publication date for Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict is 2013-02-13.
  • The manufacturer for Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict is Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd.
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  • The sales rank for Dividing Lines: Contours of India-China Conflict is 98795.

AuthorK. N. Raghavan
BindingKindle Edition
EISBN9789381576106
FormatKindle eBook
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages386
Product GroupeBooks
Publication Date2013-02-13
PublisherLeadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Release Date2013-02-13
StudioLeadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Sales Rank98795
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