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The greater game : India's race with destiny and China, David Van Praagh

Label
The greater game : India's race with destiny and China
Title
The greater game
Title remainder
India's race with destiny and China
Statement of responsibility
David Van Praagh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
REDDC
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Van Praagh, David
Dewey number
954.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS480.853
LC item number
.V264 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • India
  • India
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • China
  • India
  • Politik
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Indien
  • China
Summary expansion
The Greater Game offers a fresh look at India, showing it to be a dramatically changing democracy after decades of domination by the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty and a newly emerging strategic ally of the United States. David Van Praagh argues that Hindu nationalists, the country's new paramount political force, are creating a new kind of coalition politics that discourages religious clashes. Led by the Bharatiya Janata Party they are also bringing about needed economic liberalization. Since coming to power in 1998, the Hindu nationalists led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani have brought India out of the nuclear closet with a series of tests confirming its status as a nuclear power. After the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 on America and three months later on the Indian Parliament, the United States and India have quietly become "allies in the cause of democracy," with an eye to containing not only terrorists but China. Van Praagh, a journalist with many years of experience in India and Asia as a correspondent for western newspapers, combines first-hand coverage of events, historical narrative, and timely analysis in this clearly written and provocative book. The Greater Game details India's political evolution and that country's emergence as not only the pre-eminent power in the Subcontinent but also a major world power
Label
The greater game : India's race with destiny and China, David Van Praagh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-434) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tryst with more than destiny -- India beyond midnight -- "Terrorism is terrorism" -- Caste and crass -- Dung and decency -- The Nehrus -- Winning at any cost -- The soul of a nation -- Nearly going communist -- Presuming too much -- Back to the past -- The only option -- A historic turning point -- Finally the future beckons -- Violence, alignment, and the bomb -- Debacle in the High Himalayas -- Talking peace and waging war -- Between Dragon and Serpent -- An unlikely expression of hope -- Vale of death -- Testing and fighting -- No Mahatma to wait for
Control code
80221013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 448 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773571303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6rhb1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80221013
Label
The greater game : India's race with destiny and China, David Van Praagh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-434) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tryst with more than destiny -- India beyond midnight -- "Terrorism is terrorism" -- Caste and crass -- Dung and decency -- The Nehrus -- Winning at any cost -- The soul of a nation -- Nearly going communist -- Presuming too much -- Back to the past -- The only option -- A historic turning point -- Finally the future beckons -- Violence, alignment, and the bomb -- Debacle in the High Himalayas -- Talking peace and waging war -- Between Dragon and Serpent -- An unlikely expression of hope -- Vale of death -- Testing and fighting -- No Mahatma to wait for
Control code
80221013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 448 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773571303
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6rhb1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)80221013

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