The Making of Modern Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism (UK ed.)

The Making of Modern Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism (UK ed.)

By: Deep Datta-R (author)Hardback

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Diplomacy is conventionally understood as an authentic European invention which was internationalised during colonialism. For Indians, the moment of colonial liberation was a false dawn because the colonised had internalised a European logic and performed European practices. Implicit in such a reading is the enduring centrality of Europe to understanding Indian diplomacy. This Eurocentric discourse renders two possibilities impossible: that diplomacy may have Indian origins and that they offer un-theorised potentialities. Abandoning this Eurocentric model of diplomacy, Deep Datta-Ray recognises the legitimacy of independent Indian diplomacy and brings new practices. He creates a conceptual space for Indian diplomacy to exist, forefronting civilisational analysis and its focus on continuities, but refraining from devaluing transformational change.

About Author

Deep K Datta-Ray teaches at Jindal School of International Affairs and formerly worked with Kroll and Hakluyt & Company. Schooled in Calcutta, Honolulu, Singapore and the English countryside, he attended the University of London and Sussex University, from which he obtained his doctorate in International Relations.

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  • ISBN13: 9781849042130
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 380
  • ID: 9781849042130
  • ISBN10: 1849042136
  • edition: UK ed.

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