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    Pax Indica (E–pub Free) É Shashi Tharoor Ever since I read The Great Indian Novel I have been unshakingly admiring of the writer Shashi Tharoor That remains the most impactful book on modern India that I have ever read By merging the epic tale of the Mahabharata with modern Indian history Tharoor gave a truly “incisive” perspective on India and the people who wrote its destiny His love of Nehru and disdain for Indira Gandhi were perspectives that I adopted and till

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    read & download Pax Indica Pax Indica (E–pub Free) É Shashi Tharoor The DNA has carried a slightly shorter  version of my review of Shashi Tharoor' s book Pax Indica Pax Romana or the Roman Peace is a Latin Term used to describe the slightly over two hundred year period when the Roman Em

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    read & download Pax Indica read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor Û 8 free read 255 Shashi Tharoor is a genuinely gifted author but this book was written by Shashi Tharoor the politician Tharoor's charm lies in his wit and irreverence his deep knowledge of history politics his elouence and the resultant snobbery too Unfortunately perhaps because he himself was a minister in the UPA govt at

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    Pax Indica (E–pub Free) É Shashi Tharoor Book talks about India's foreign relations and how it shapes the stability and can bring prosperity to country Pax India Peaceful Stable India Dr Tharoor went to the whole length and breath of world map to explain his point The import

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    read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor Û 8 free read read & download Pax Indica I read this book purely to experience Tharoor's famous exasperating farrago of distortions On that count I was not disappointed It could have been a real pain reading it without kindleAs for the content he touche

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    read & download Pax Indica read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor Û 8 free read Great introduction to India's foreign policy along with an insider's account of the workings of the Ministry of External Affairs and the United Nations The book needs some editing though; Tharoor has a tendency towards repetitive platitudes but I guess such is the nature of diplomacy

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    Pax Indica (E–pub Free) É Shashi Tharoor A disappointing book and not at all the book to start reading Tharoor with as I'd done In all fairness to the author doing so can only do him injustice And Mr Tharoor deserves better He's an erudite man whose views we all should pay heed to if not for anything else than to marvel at the elegance of his thoughts I've had the pleasu

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    Pax Indica (E–pub Free) É Shashi Tharoor An educational read I have been ignorant of India's policies and roles in the international arena barring a few newspaper articles once in a while but those in most of India's major publications are China obsessed these daysIt is refreshing to read about India's role in helping developing and emerging economies especially Africa and

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    read & download Pax Indica Shashi Tharoor Û 8 free read read & download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Û Shashi Tharoor Pax Indica is largely about modern India and its relationships with various other countries as well as its role in multi lateral organizations Shashi Tharoor keeps stressing that in the 21st century foreign affairs directly impact dom

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Pax Indica summary Ð 108 Nt and public opinion on the shaping of policy and offers his thoughts on a contemporary new grand strategy for the nation arguing that India must move beyond non alignment to multi alignment His book offers a clear eyed vision of an India now ready to assume new global responsibility in the contemporary world Pax Indica is another substantial achievement from one of the finest Indian authors of our times. A disappointing book and not at all the book to start reading Tharoor with as I d done In all fairness to the author doing so can only do him injustice And Mr Tharoor deserves better He s an erudite man whose views we all should pay heed to if not for anything else than to marvel at the elegance of his thoughts I ve had the pleasure to see him in some discussions over the Internet and one can readily attest to his extraordinary ability So Mr Tharoor is a learned and well read man In his writing which is crisp he is never at a loss for just the apt word So it is really surprising to read this book and find that the chapters are at least three times larger than they ought to be Notwithstanding Mr Tharoor s virtuosity with words it isn t pleasurable for any thoughtful reader to be subjected to the repetition of the same idea many times over only couched in different words every timeAnother gripe about this book is the lack of academic rigour Despite the occasional references to the other works in the field refer to Riku Sayuj s excellent review in this matter the work is ill referenced and his opinions even when they favour the common view are ill supported by facts May be that is because the author is probably of the opinion that it is a field where the exactness of scientific methods cannot be applied but what is sorry to see is that ultimately not even a half hearted attempt was made to justify his arguments Contrast this with Tomas Piketty s excellent Capital in the Twenty First CenturyMr Tharoor comes across rightly or wrongly as petty and not so nice a person from his writing in this book I m sure that must not be the case I m sure he is much liberal without the current negative connotations and affable in real life However in this book he seems to have waited an awful long time to bring forth certain rebuttals and criticisms He is often dismissive of opinions that don t follow his own again without supporting arguments and overly inclined to attribute other research on similiar matters directly or indirectly to his doctoral work in 1977 something that he keeps reminding the reader of time and againUltimately one is not uite clear as to why this book was written Is it an apology for the policy initiatives of the government of the time Is it supposed to be a rebuttal of any sort It certainly is too poorly researched for that It certainly is no memoir for what we get are only the occasional anecdotes from the author One would wonder that after three decades or in the public sphere he would have telling ones to narrate but he doesn t oblige in this book May be he s saving it all up for a future book that he must be planning soon Good luck with that then Mr Tharoor Hopefully I ll get greater pleasure out of your next

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Pax Indica summary Ð 108 A definitive account of Indias international relations from an expert in the fieldIndian diplomacy a veteran told Shashi Tharoor many years ago is like the love making of an elephant it is conducted at a very high level accompanied by much bellowing and the results are not known for two years In this lively informative and insightful work the award winning author and parliamentarian brilliantly demonstrat. The DNA has carried a slightly shorter version of my review of Shashi Tharoor s book Pax Indica Pax Romana or the Roman Peace is a Latin Term used to describe the slightly over two hundred year period when the Roman Empire saw relative peace and prosperity It was a period when the Republic made way for the Emperor Augustus various warring factions within Rome were brought to heel the Empire was kept safe from invasion and the military expansion was kept to a minimum It was a time when Rome became the focal point of culture trade and influence and was the dominant power The term has been used for other Empires Pax Americana the period post the Second World War Pax Britannica the century leading up to the First World War Pax Mongolica the height of the Mongol Empire in the 13th 14th centuries In each of these cases the power of the Empire military economic and cultural combined with internal political stability ensured Peace In each of these cases the core of the Empire Rome America Britain and Mongolia were protected from war on while they expanded outwards with their military and trade might This Pax Imperium was great for each of the States that were the power centres but it had a mixed result vis vis regions people that came in the path of the Imperial Juggernaut Pax Indica or the Indian Peace is Shashi Tharoor s look at modern India that has come out of the shadow of internal divisions and external invasion to take her rightful place on the world Stage Tharoor s basic hypothesis is that India can use a combination of her size her trade prowess her soft power and her growing influence in the world to ensure an age of domestic transformation He sees word Pax Indica not to imply world or regional domination as much as foreign policy that allows India to play a role in developing a 21st century Peace System that will help promote maintain a period or co operative co existence and in helping shape the global order Pax Indica looks at Indian foreign policy from both a historical perspective and a normative one He is rather uncritical in his assessment of history His great admiration for Jawaharlal Nehru probably gets him to see Indian foreign policy through rose tinted glasses For example the entire 1962 debacle in which China wrested 23200 suare kilometres of Indian territory is explained away in one paragraph His defence of non alignment is robust And he believes that those who critiue Nehru for not taking the winning side speak with the benefit of 2020 hindsight He also says of non alignment as Indian foreign policy in the first 40 years after Independence gave India an advantage in the last two decades because that policy enabled us to work with all the major powers without exception and to get help if I may be allowed to mangle Marx from each according to their capacity to us according to our needIn this period post 1991 the post colonial chip has fallen off India s shoulder and she can look at the world from a position of authority In a world where it is acceptable indeed expected to berate the problems of non alignment Tharoor offers a perspective on why the path of foreign policy independence in the years following 1947 was the correct path for India to follow However he also says that in the years to come foreign policy cannot be led by belief and ideology as much as with one single goal that of facilitating India s economic growth in order to bring our billion strong masses into the 21st century And he talks about the need to cultivate good relations with countries that can assist us in that process trading partners and investors in the economy suppliers of energy resources and assurers of food security and partners in our fundamental objective of keeping our people safe secure and free This kind of explains the seeming contradictions in India s foreign policy the friendship with Iran and the desire to boost trade ties despite the west having issues Iran s natural resources particularly oil and natural gas have been increasingly important to India for decades at the same time as strengthening her ties with the West the growing relationship with Israel India is now Israel s largest market for defence products and services along with a continued support for the Palestinian cause India s increasing influence in Afghanistan not through the display of naked power or military might but through kinder and gentler ways an enhanced involvement in Africa through trade government credits and private sector involvement All these says Tharoor makes India a very influential player on the world stage Right at the beginning Tharoor says that the book is like an onion begins with Pakistan and peels outwards from South Asia and neighbourhood to the world beyond There is a whole chapter entitled Brother Enemy devoted to our troublesome neighbour in the west A State whose own internal divisions are so vast that the rulers of Pakistan do not feel able to challenge militant groups and their leaders because they have become too popular with a radicalized and pro Islamist populace the charitable explanation or those in power are happy to allow the terrorists to run free and wild as long as they are only threatening India the sinister excuse Tharoor is of the firm belief that it would not be realistic to expect Pakistan to change fundamentally for there to be peace there are too parties jostling for power in Pakistan to allow that He spends uite a bit of time listing those parties and their positions vis vis India in public and private But in his opinion we want peace than Pakistan does because we have at stake when peace is violated and therefore India should seize on whatever straws in the wind float its way from Pakistan to explore possibility of Peace It is possibly the only controversial statement in the entire book And also rather simplistic He believes that stronger economic ties a MFN status and trade could enable Peace while contentious issues like Siachin or Kashmir get discussed separately There is an entire chapter on China that doesn t say too much except that we can t compete with them we shouldn t have conflict maybe we should co operate He says that the normally complacent Elephant us is naturally wary of the hissing dragon History the last 60 years including India s support and sanctuary to the Dalai Lama and the Chinese support of the Indian communist movement plus the war of 1962 and China s territorial claims on parts of Arunachal Pradesh have kept relations between the two strained He lists all the advantages that China has India s sclerotic bureaucracy versus China s efficient one India s tangles of red tape versus China s unfurled red carpet to foreign investors India s contentious and fractious party politics versus China s smoothly functioning top down communist hierarchy and then says without a trace of irony or sarcasm India has become an outstanding example of the management of diversity through pluralistic democracy But he says India is a fractious democracy China is not But as an Indian I do not wish to pretend we can compete in the global growth stakes with China He sees India and China following different paths and both making the future their own The first 7 chapters of the book are devoted to the neighbourhood The Near Abroad the Arab world and the Rest of Asia The United States of America Europe Africa and Latin America bunched together in a single chapter The bulk of these chapters are a walk through the history of India s relationship with that country It is in the last 4 chapters that he makes his recommendations He believes that India ought to use a combination of soft power and public diplomacy in a multi aligned world to achieve her objectives With the rest of the neighbourhood and the world he advocates growing trade ties to bind us together In the case of the rest of the world the recommendation is similar trade ties and soft power to see peace in our times Tharoor is a fan of Indian soft power though the role of the state in building that power is unexplained Soft Power arises despite the state from films trade ties cultural exchanges all the State can do is exploit it if it exists The chapters on the Global Commons and the need to move from multi alignment extend his philosophy of being ajatshatru without enemy and sangamitra friend to all and that is the guiding philosophy of the book It may seem optimistic simplistic and even na ve in parts but it possibly has a grain of truth and practicality Apart from Pakistan India has decent relations with most of the world It cannot afford to militarily engage to establish influence nor does she have the kind of wealth to sign blank cheues for the rest of the world so all that remains to be used is soft power And Tharoor advocates that India use that to the hilt Pax Indica is foreign policy 101 a great introduction to foreign policy for students and those interested in reading about how India s foreign policy evolved since independence is a good starting point to understanding Indian foreign policy but any reader should read before forming opinions Shashi Tharoor has a way with words and the book flows easily and is immensely readable As he admits it is not academic his perspective as a ringside observer of changing world dynamics Pax Indica is a bit like a nice breezy travelogue the generic kind carried by tourists on visits through the terrain of Indian foreign policy There is a bit of history a bit of geography some amount of characters to know about who to know about the events that mattered those that didn t what to see what to avoid It is a very first person insider view of Indian foreign policy It is an easy read for a serious subject and that should not be held against the book If you nothing about Indian foreign policy this is a good starting point The book looks at India through rose tinted glasses and it is good to discount some of the optimism But in a scenario where the overwhelming opinions emanating from India is one of doom and gloom Pax Indica is a good countervailing point of viewThis reveiw appears on my blog at

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Pax Indica summary Ð 108 Es how Indian diplomacy has become sprightlier since then and where it needs to focus in the world of the 21st century Explaining why foreign policy matters to an India focused on its own domestic transformation Tharoor surveys Indias major international relationships in detail evokes the countrys soft power and its global responsibilities analyses the workings of the Ministry of External Affairs Parliame. 255 Shashi Tharoor is a genuinely gifted author but this book was written by Shashi Tharoor the politician Tharoor s charm lies in his wit and irreverence his deep knowledge of history politics his elouence and the resultant snobbery too Unfortunately perhaps because he himself was a minister in the UPA govt at the time of writing this book the wit and irreverence are absent Instead it has been written in the tone of a political speechSecondly the book barely scratched the surface and repeated oft known facts especially in the first 2 3rds of the book dealing with India s bilateral foreign relations I expected behind the scenes approach and fresh insightsOn the positive side in the last 13rd of the book Tharoor has gone into some depth behind the scenes into the functioning of India s ministry of external affairs and how policy is formulated in India And its not a heartening picture to say the least Also the chapter on UN and impending reforms was uite goodOverall may serve as a good introduction to the topic for lack of alternates

  • Hardcover
  • 449
  • Pax Indica
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • English
  • 11 May 2020
  • 9780670085743