This volume comes at a time when India and China are constructively engaged in furthering strategic bilateral ties. Comprising nearly a dozen essays, it focuses on the long-simmering boundary dispute between Asia’s two major powers.
Written over a span of nearly fifty years, the papers reflect the circumstances and political mood of the period in which they were composed. The earliest goes back to the mid-1950s, highlighting the ‘Hindi–Chini bhai–bhai’ phase. In sharp contrast, the writings of the 1970s and early 1980s smack of the bitterness that followed the 1962 war. With time, relations improved—the decade of the nineties, thus, emphasized on strategic partnership and building of trust.
Mehra has added two interesting sections to his collection of essays. The first is the bibliographical notes that provide brief updates of writings and analyses on the subject by scholars and researchers or participants in bilateral negotiations between India and China. The other features summaries of individual essays which the uninitiated reader will find most beneficial.
About the Author Parshotam Mehra formerly Professor and Chairman of the Departments of History and Central Asian Studies at the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
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