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.
|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|
|8||'Two miles this side or two miles that side'||143|
|9||'You didn't even know we were building a road ... '||170|
|11||'These are not excuses, but merely facts'||243|
|13||A roundabout thesis||278|
|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|
Item Code: NAH454 Author: Arun Shourie Cover: Paperback Edition: 2013 Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers ISBN: 9789351160939 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch Pages: 400 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 350 gms