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By P. R. Kumaraswamy

India's overseas coverage towards Israel is a topic of deep dispute. through the 20th century arguments have raged over the Palestinian challenge and the way forward for bilateral kin. but no textual content comprehensively appears to be like on the attitudes and rules of India towards Israel, in particular their improvement along side history.

P. R. Kumaraswamy is the 1st to account for India's Israel coverage, revealing staggering inconsistencies in positions taken through the country's leaders, equivalent to Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, and tracing the crackling tensions among its professed values and realpolitik. Kumaraswamy's findings debunk the assumption that India possesses a homogenous coverage towards the center East. in reality, because the early days of independence, many inside India have supported and pursued family members with Israel.

Using fabric derived from data in either India and Israel, Kumaraswamy investigates the criteria that experience hindered relatives among those international locations regardless of their various commonalities. He additionally considers how India destabilized family, the activities that have been helpful for normalization to take place, and the instructions bilateral kin may well absorb the longer term. In his such a lot provocative argument, Kumaraswamy underscores the disproportionate impact of anticolonial sentiments and the Muslim minority on shaping Indian policy.

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