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Self-Deception (India's China Policies Origins, Premises, Lessons)

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Item Code: NAH454
Author: Arun Shourie
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9789351160939
Pages: 400
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 350 gms
About The Book

What were the premises that led Pandit Nehru to ignore all warnings, suppress all evidence and mislead himself vis-a-vis China? How did Chou En-lai fool him?

Are our policies today any different? Are China's moves and motives vis-a-vis India any different? How does China look at us?

Till just thirty years ago, China and India were at par. How wide is the chasm that has developed since? What does it portend for the future?

Has a reaction set in to China's aggressiveness? What must we do to put it to work?

Vital questions. An unnerving account by ARUN SHOURIE, one of the leading voices in our public life and discourse.

 

Contents

 

1 Bal chhutkyo bandhan padey ... 1
2 Wish as policy 24
3 'We may have deceived ourselves 38
4 The policy is set 59
5 Anxieties are brushed aside 78
6 A satisfying tutorial 108
7 Carried away 118
8 'Two miles this side or two miles that side' 143
9 'You didn't even know we were building a road ... ' 170
10 Prelude 207
11 'These are not excuses, but merely facts' 243
12 The avalanche 260
13 A roundabout thesis 278
14 The chasm 289
15 Putting our hopes in inevitability? 316
16 Shilpa Shetty trumps Arunachal, again 332
17 Understanding them, understanding what they think themselves and us to be 341
18 Bal hoa bandhan chhutey ... 359
  Index 384

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