Makers of India's foreign policy: Raja Ram Mohun Roy to Yashwant Sinha
HarperCollins Publishers India a joint venture with India Today Group, 2004 - Political Science - 328 pages
In This Brilliant, Insightful Book, J.N.Dixit Chronicles The Role Of Those Who Have Played An Important Role In Fashioning And Implementing India'S Foreign Policy Since And Before Independence Right Up To The 12Th Saarc Summit In Islamabad In January 2004. In Doing So He Fulfils A Major Gap In The Study Of Indian Foreign Policy, For He Focuses Not Just On The Nehru-Gandhis But Also On Those Who Are Less Well-Known, Including Diplomats And Policy Advisers. He Shows Us How India'S Foreign Policy Was Linked To The Personalities And Beliefs Of The Men And Women Who Happened To Be At The Helm Of Affairs. Apart From The Central Role Played By Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri And Indira Gandhi, The Book Highlights The Contributions Of Other Prime Ministers Such As Narasimha Rao, I.K.Gujral, And Atal Behari Vajpayee. Also Portrayed Are Ministers Such As V.K. Krishna Menon, Sardar Swaran Singh, Y.B. Chavan, Jaswant Singh And Yashwant Sinha. The Role Of Behind-The-Scenes Operators Like Girija Shankar Bajpai, Badruddin Tyabji, D.P.Dhar, P.N.Haksar And Brajesh Mishra Is Also Recalled.
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