A new book by one of our ardent subscribers presents a
pungent analysis of our great country. Mohan Guruswamy was an
adviser to the Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha in the erstwhile BJP
Government. Sinha, a former ambitious IAS officer from
Bihar, is said to have quoted to his Minister, "I can become a
Minister, but Sir you cannot become an IAS civil servant". He proved
it by joining the BJP and did fairly well as Finance Minister and to
India's economic rise was helped by the BJP's policies and Mohan was
a part of it. However this Harvard educated son of an Army officer
fell out when he did not agree with some partialities of the BJP
Government. He left on principle we presume as these issues in India
never surface in turf battles. Minister Yashwant Sinha has kin in
USA in the investment world and so he knew and appreciated policies
to attract money –– as one of the mandates he had was to attract FDI.
Mohan presents great insights into
and we look forward to review his book. He heads the Centre For
Policy Alternatives and on13 and 14th April conducted a seminar on
‘Emerging Trends In Sino–Indian Relations’ at The Habitat Center New
Delhi. We congratulate him and wish him all success.
World: Essays on Foreign Policy and Security Issues
Hope India Publications
Rs. 795 US$49 £25.
Overseas: US$5.00 / £ 3.00
About the Book/Author
India’s World is a
collection of news-paper columns and essays on India’s immediate
foreign policy and security concerns written between 1999 and 2005.
Each of these essays is a carefully researched and in-depth look at
a critical issue. As the author says in the preface,
world is a very small place, but the problems nevertheless are
thorny and many. Above all, they are not going to go away soon or
easily. We ignore them either because they are nettlesome or because
we forget history and often it is a bit of both, quite often we pay
a heavy price. This book is also about how often and how much that
Mohan Guruswamy had his under-graduate education at
Hyderabad. His postgraduate education spanned Public Policy,
International Affairs and Management. He is an alumnus of the
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy; and the Graduate School of Business, Stanford
University. With an interesting career path that included teaching,
senior management, journalism and a stint in government as the
Advisor to the Finance Minister with the rank of Secretary to the
Government of India, he now heads the Centre for Policy
Alternatives, New Delhi.
Section One: Foreign Policy
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Baluchistan, etc.
1. Still The Great Game!
2. The Pakistani Nuclear Bombast!
3. Are Interesting Times Ahead?
4. Hard Times At A Hard Place
5. Scratched Across Pashtun Hearts!
6. Fight-Fight Now. Talk-Talk Later!
7. Self-Determination For
8. he Papier-Mâché Purush!
9. Abdul Shutter And Sushma Chatter!
India And Pakistan : The Twain Shall Never Meet?
11. The Opiate Of The Masses?
12. Pundit Slumbers And Sardar Dithers!
13. No New Ideas
China And Russia/USSR
14. The Se La Debacle
China Watching From The Himalayas
16. Shadow Over Indo-Russian Ties?
17.T he Russians Are Coming. The Russians Are Coming!
18. No Longer A Great Game
19. Remember Rezang La?
20. A Sino-Soviet Deal In 1962?
21. 1962 - In Dubious
USA and UK
22. The End Of The Age
23. Tweedlebush And Tweedlegore!
24. A Wasted Trip To The
25. Living In The White Man’s World
26. Eyeball To Eyeball!
27. Let’s Not Misunderestimate Him!
28. The Sin Of Hubris
Nepal, Burma, Finland, UN, Israel, etc.
29. Regicide In
30. Asia’s Defining Moments!
31. Choosing Between The Lesser Of Evils In
32. Democratizing The United Nations!
33. Learning At The
India And Burma
35. Fact And Fiction In
Section Two : Security Issues
36. The Death March Of Technology!
37. Economic Prospects Of An IOR Grouping?
38. Was It All Worth It?
39. The Lessons Of Global Power?
40. A Failure Of Policy
41. The House That Kao Built
42. One Is Better Than Three!
43. How To Save The Siachen From
India And Pakistan?
44. Serving Our National Interest
45. The Indian National Interests And Securi
46. Exploding Myths!
47. Not A Very Intelligent Move!
48. For Fighting And Not Fun!
49. Not In The Name Of Mao
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