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India and the quest for one world : the peacemakers / Manu Bhagavan.

Author/Creator:
Bhagavan, Manu Belur, 1970-
Publication:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 199 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Palgrave Macmillan transnational history series
The Palgrave Macmillan transnational history series
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Subjects:
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964 -- Political and social views.
Pandit, Vijaya Lakshmi, 1900-1990 -- Political and social views.
Peace-building -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Peace -- Political aspects -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Human rights -- Political aspects -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Human rights -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
World politics -- 1945-1955.
India -- Foreign relations -- 1947-1984.
Summary:
"India and the Quest for One World is the gripping story of India's quest to create a common destiny for all people across the world based on the concept of 'human rights.' In the years leading up to its independence from Great Britain, and more than a decade after, in a world torn asunder by unchecked colonial expansions and two world wars, Jawaharlal Nehru had a radical vision: bridging the ideological differences of the East and West, healing the growing rift between capitalist and communist, and creating 'One World' that would be free of empire, exploitation, and war. Madame Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Nehru's sister, would lead the fight in and through the United Nations to turn all this into a reality. An electric orator and outstanding diplomat, she travelled across continents speaking in the voice of the oppressed and garnering support for her cause. The aim was to lay the foundation for global governance that would check uncontrolled state power, address the question of minorities and migrant peoples, and put an end to endemic poverty. Mahatma Gandhi's legacy would go global. All that stood between the Indians and success was their own fallibility, diplomatic intrigue, and the blinding haze of mistrust and overwhelming fear engendered by the Cold War. As Manu Bhagavan recounts the story of this quest, iconic figures are seen through new eyes as they challenge all of us to imagine a better future. Based on seven years of research, across three continents, this is the first truly international history of newly independent India"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Cast
Preface
Prologue
The World at War
India in New York
Showdown in San Francisco
The New Hope
India International
Towards a Better Future
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781137349828 (hardback)
1137349824 (hardback)
OCLC:
842208569