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Sunday, 29 December 2013

India's Foreign Policy in the Contemporary Era


Title:  India's Foreign Policy in the Contemporary Era
Editors: Dr. N. Surjitkumar, Dr. Ng. Ngalengna, & Dr. Soihiamlung Dangmei
ISBN: 978-93-82395-22-5
First Edition: 2016
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: English
Category: Political Science
Price: Rs.950/-

About the Editors: 
Dr. N. Surjitkumar is an Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur. He received his Doctoral Degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and specializes in International Relations and India’s Foreign Policy. He has earlier taught at Dayal Singh College and Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi. He was also former Visiting Scholar at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was former Director i/c, IGNTU-RCM. He has been actively participating and organizing International and National Seminars. 
Dr. Ng. Ngalengnam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur. Before joining the University, he taught at Pettigrew College, Ukhrul, Manipur. He received his Doctoral Degree from Manipur University, Imphal and specializes in Indian Government and Politics and Regional Studies. He has participated in various International and National Seminars and contributed articles in various journals. 
Dr. Soihiamlung Dangmei is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur. He received his Doctoral Degree from Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also the Co-ordinator of the Department of Tribal Studies, IGNTU-RCM. His area of specialisation is Political Philosophy, Political Theory and Tribal Studies in the Northeast India. 

About the Book: 
One remarkable feature of India’s foreign policy since independence is its continuity and constancy. This feature is rooted in Nehru heritage that governments since Nehru era (1947-64) claimed to be adhering to. Although, since the Narasimha Rao government came to power in the middle of the 1991, there seems to be a tendency to depart from that heritage. Of course, no one can reasonably claim that Nehru heritage continues to be relevant in all respects in the changing international and domestic political-economic framework. India continues to maintain the rest of the package of the Nehru heritage—Non-alignment, maintenance of world peace and security, peaceful settlement of disputes, peaceful co-existence of the nations of the diverse ideologies and economic development of under-developed countries with international assistance. Hence, we can see a continuity and constancy in India’s foreign policy.


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