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Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

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25 Sep 2019

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224 pages

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978-1529204629

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234 x 156 mm

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25 Sep 2019

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    Narendra Modi’s energetic personal diplomacy and promise to make India a ‘leading power’, made soon after his landslide election victory in May 2014, surprised many analysts. Most had predicted that his government would concentrate on domestic issues, on the growth and development demanded by Indian voters, and that he lacked necessary experience in international relations.

    Instead, Modi’s time in office saw a concerted attempt to reinvent Indian foreign policy by replacing inherited understandings of its place in the world with one drawn largely from Hindu nationalist ideology. This book explores the drivers of this reinvention, arguing it arose from a combination of elite conviction and electoral calculation, and the impact it had on India’s international relations under Modi.

    "This is a very well argued, thoughtful and historically astute reading of a new era in Indian Foreign Policy. It connects India's strategic thinking under Modi to an ideological framework in a novel and refreshing way. It will be a rewarding starting point for Indian foreign policy discussions." Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Ashoka University

    Ian Hall is Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, Australia.

    Introduction;

    Nonalignment to Multialignment;

    Hindu Nationalism and Foreign Policy;

    Modi and Moditva;

    World Guru India;

    Prosperity and Connectivity;

    National Power and Regional Security;

    Conclusion.