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Gandhi and the Middle East

Author : Simone Panter-Brick
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Gandhi's involvement in Middle Eastern politics is largely forgotten yet it goes to the heart of his teaching and ambition - to lead a united freedom movement against British colonial power. Gandhi became involved in the politics of the Middle East as a result of his concern over the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate following the First World War. He subsequently - at the invitation of the Jewish Agency - sought to reconcile Jews and Arabs in a secret deal at the time of the Mandate of Palestine. However, Jewish and British interference coupled with the Arab Revolt and the rise of the Muslim League in India thwarted Gandhi's efforts in the region. Like so many who would follow, Gandhi was unable to solve the problems of the Middle East, but this book for the first time reveals his previously obscure attempt to do so. Gandhi's experience in the Middle East was in marked contrast to his other successes around the world and is crucial for a full understanding of his life and teachings. Gandhi in the Middle East offers many new and revealing insights into the goals and limits of an international statesman at a critical period of imperial history.

India s Israel Policy

Author : P. R. Kumaraswamy
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India's foreign policy toward Israel is a subject of deep dispute. Throughout the twentieth century arguments have raged over the Palestinian problem and the future of bilateral relations. Yet no text comprehensively looks at the attitudes and policies of India toward Israel, especially their development in conjunction with history. P. R. Kumaraswamy is the first to account for India's Israel policy, revealing surprising inconsistencies in positions taken by the country's leaders, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, and tracing the crackling tensions between its professed values and realpolitik. Kumaraswamy's findings debunk the belief that India possesses a homogenous policy toward the Middle East. In fact, since the early days of independence, many within India have supported and pursued relations with Israel. Using material derived from archives in both India and Israel, Kumaraswamy investigates the factors that have hindered relations between these two countries despite their numerous commonalities. He also considers how India destabilized relations, the actions that were necessary for normalization to occur, and the directions bilateral relations may take in the future. In his most provocative argument, Kumaraswamy underscores the disproportionate affect of anticolonial sentiments and the Muslim minority on shaping Indian policy.

Gandhi After Gandhi

Author : Marzia Casolari
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Writing about Gandhi without being obvious is always difficult. Numerous books and articles are published every year, especially across the anniversaries of his birth and death. The judicious scholar believes that writing something new on this iconic figure is almost impossible. However, in the difficult times when this book was conceived, at the peak of what presumably can be considered as the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century, the Gandhian legacy has become more topical than ever. Gandhi’s thought and experience regarding laws and economy, and his views on secularism or on the tremendous effects of the colonial rule in India and beyond provide the opportunity to reflect on persistently manipulated constitutions and violated human rights, on the crisis of secularism and the demand of a sustainable, environment friendly economy. This book aims not only to offer new insights into Gandhi’s experience and legacy but also to prove how Gandhian values are relevant to the present and can provide explanations and solutions for present challenges. Gandhi After Gandhi will appeal to researchers and students alike interested in Indian culture and political thinking and Indian history since independence.

Indira Gandhi

Author : Ravi Ranjan & M.K.Singh
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This biography of a great person is an adventurous academic venture. The present book is devoted to the great personality of Indira Gandhi, who was the Prime Minister of India for several consecutive terms and for the last term until her assassination — a total of fifteen years. She was India's first and to date the only, female prime minister. Her greatest achievement was that she led the nation to the decisive victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. This comprehensive Biography, in an interesting manner, has culminated into an exhaustive work on the subject. Beyond normal parameters, it is bound to serve all its users. I am indebted to all scholars, authors and compilers, whose valuable contributions, I have benefited from while preparing this book. I am also thankful to the publishers and website operators, whose works, I have referred to, during the compilation of this book. And last but not the least, the undersigned expresses wholehearted gratitude to all the associates, who extended their full cooperation in shaping and finalizing this project. This book is destined to be acknowledged by all academic circles. Enlightening comments and suggestive remarks are solicited very cordially. This book is an exclusive, compact and comprehensive account of the above-mentioned great life, which is bound to attract the attention of scholars, researchers, students and of course, the general readers. Contents:- • The Profile • A Great Life • Making of a Leader • Prime Minister of India • Versatile Personality • Treasure of Thoughts • The Indira Cult • Quotable Quotes

Gandhi and Nationalism

Author : Simone Panter-Brick
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Gandhi's nationalism seems simple and straightforward: he wanted an independent Indian nation-state and freedom from British colonial rule. But in reality his nationalism rested on complex and sophisticated moral philosophy. His Indian state and nation were based on no shallow ethnic or religious communalism, despite his claim to be Hindu to his very core, but were grounded on his concept of swaraj - enlightened self-control and self-development leading to harmony and tolerance among all communities in the new India. He aimed at moral regeneration, not just the ending of colonial rule. Simone Panter-Brick's perceptive and original portrayal of Gandhi's nationalism analyses his spiritual and political programme. She follows his often tortuous path as a principal, spiritual and political leader of the Indian Congress, through his famous campaigns of non-violent resistance and negotiations with the Government of India leading to Independence and, sadly for Gandhi, the Partition in 1947. Gandhi's nationalism was, in Wm. Roger Louis's phrase, 'larger than the struggle forindependence'. He sought a tolerant and unified state that included all communities within a 'Mother India'. Panter-Brick's work will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Indian history and political ideas.

India and the Middle East

Author : Prithvi Ram Mudiam
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This is a single-volume account of India's relations with the Middle East. The author critically analyzes the many considerations - political, strategic, diplomatic and economic - that have shaped foreign policy decisions. Against the historical backdrop of the newly independent India, the author examines relations with four key Middle Eastern states - Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia - evaluating India's concerns about security in the region and its own developing economy. In particular, Mudiam emphasizes the ways in which, initially, India's foreign policy towards the Middle East was strongly influenced by Nehru's own ideological and intellectual proclivities - though these were not necessarily in the long-term interests of the region.

Women Leaders of Africa Asia Middle East and Pacific

Author : Guida M. Jackson
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Women Leaders of Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Pacific presents biographical sketches of hundreds of women leaders from earliest recorded history down to the present time. It is the first of two volumes giving data on women leaders from every continent and island in the world; the second volume deals with Europe and countries of the Western Hemisphere. Each book is divided into two sections. Part I of this volume deals with African women leaders; Part II with Asian, Middle East and Pacific women. Within each section, which is introduced by an essay overview, entries are arranged alphabetically. Suggestions for further reading on the subject appear at the end of each entry. Not all entries are merely recitations of facts. Some women's lives do not lend themselves to being reduced to statistics. Many were much too colorful, or lusty, or bloodthirsty to fit into a neat categorical description. How do you easily characterize the rule of the African queen who hacked her servant to death after she was through using him as a chair just to intimidate her new Portuguese overlord? Who kept as many as thirty slaves as sexual partners, supposedly killing them off when she had finished with them? How do you gloss over the actions of the newly enthroned Persian queen who ordered her stepbrother strangled, then had gold and silver coins struck bearing her new title: "Purity of the earthly world and of the faith"? How do you describe nicely the actions of the Chinese queen who chopped off her own hand to make a point to a man she had just condemned to death? How do you ascribe feminine traits to a grandmother who tried to kill her own grandson to keep him from succeeding her on the throne she herself had stolen? On the other hand, how do you do justice to the Queen of Tonga without mention of her commanding size six feet two inches or her forty-seven-year devotion to matters far beyond mere governance but of more importance to her subjects: like establishing handicraft outlets to market the wares of her people? Or to the Queen of Thailand who acted as Regent while the King, a devout Buddhist, performed his meditations and duties as a monk? She directed much more than affairs of state; her concern for the common people led her to promote the export of hand-woven Thai silk and to establish a chain of shops selling native crafts. She also organized the Thai Red Cross for aid to refugees, orphans, wounded soldiers, and flood victims. These and dozens of stories like them make African, Asian, Middle East, and Pacific Women Leaders a unique treasure that is hard to put down. Although most of the entries in this volume deal with women rulers, a portion of the book is devoted to women in leadership roles other than those of queen, empress, prime minister, or chieftainess. Of these additional entries, the majority deals with contemporary women judges, secretaries of state, cabinet members, or legislators of unusual influence and power.

India and the World Crisis

Author : Taraknath Das
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Persian Gulf 2021 22

Author : Sameena Hameed
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The Persian Gulf 2021-22 is the ninth in the annual Persian Gulf Series published by [email protected] It is a detailed analysis of India’s bilateral relations with the nine countries in the Persian Gulf region and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and focuses on the developments of 2020 and 2021. It offers a comprehensive account of the internal politics, economic situations, foreign policy, security challenges and social developments in the Persian Gulf countries and India’s strategic, political, economic and cultural engagements with the region. The book also offers policy recommendations for India based on the current state of affairs.

Gandhi in Jerusalem

Author : Kanu Bhatt
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Touching on a variety of subjects, from Genesis to the future of peace on earth, Gandhi in Jerusalem is a multifaceted, multi-character, and thought-provoking play. It finds Gandhi proposing a visit to earth accompanied by Dr. Albert Einstein, a Muslim scholar, and a Christian medical missionary. Their goal is to re-integrate the three faiths with roots in Jerusalem. Their counterparts are a nun and two young writers, one Jewish and one Muslim, who have organized a multi-ethnic group called Daughter of Jerusalem, a women's grassroots network, to form the United States of Palestine-Israel. Through the ideas, quips, and philosophy of a cast of characters including Charlie Chaplin, Sir Iqbal, Plato, Karl Marx, Golda Meir, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Emile Zola, and Pierre Eliot Trudeau, Gandhi in Jerusalem explores the pros and cons of a Middle East solution to the Palestinian question. It also examines how to accomplish peace between the world's various religions and cultures.