in: Oxford scholarship online
The notion that non-alignment was a single immutable grain of thought shaping India's foreign policy since its inception is a popular view. But it is not accurate. Using extensive including new archival material, this book recovers another layer of India's strategic culture that had been largely lost to history. The author not only reconstructs the worldviews and strategies that underlay geopolitics during the Nehru and Indira Gandhi years, he also illuminates the dramatic transformation in India's foreign policy and how policymakers redefined some of their most fundamental precepts on India's role in the subcontinent and extended Asian neighbourhood.