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Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Ian Hall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

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 ... More


Alexander Sikanda r

Phiroze Vasunia

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Sikandar (1941), an Indian film about Alexander the Great, and situates it within broader contexts of colonialism and nationalism. It considers how cinema's engagement with the ... More


Introduction

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the extraordinary and unanticipated activism displayed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after coming to power in May 2014. It observes his extensive travels, his ... More


Nonalignment to Multialignment

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines, by way of background, the evolution of Indian foreign and security policy after the country became independent in 1947. It discusses Jawaharlal Nehru’s dominance in the first ... More


Modi and Moditva

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the life and political career of Narendra Modi, from his origins in Gujarat to his time with the Hindu nationalist organisation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and his ... More


World Guru India

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses one of the most prominent aspects of Narendra Modi’s attempt to reinvent Indian foreign policy: his push to turn India into a ‘world guru’. It argues that this idea is deeply ... More


Prosperity and Connectivity

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the Modi government’s foreign economic policy, focusing especially on its reform agenda – including signature projects like ‘Make in India’ – and its relations with other South ... More


National Power and Regional Security

Ian Hall

in Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204605
eISBN:
9781529204650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204605.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the Modi government’s management of national security. It explores the role played by both inherited Hindu nationalist and newer understandings of India’s role as a potential ... More


The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Irfan Ahmad and Pralay Kanungo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Electoral democracy combines the ideas and practices of warfare and welfare, where both work in tandem as near synonyms. India’s robust electoral democracy exemplifies this combination in diverse ... More


The Obama Doctrine’s Asian Pivot

Robert G. Kaufman

in Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Obama Doctrine’s emphasis on soft power, engagement, and American military retrenchment has fundamentally misread the dynamic of power in the world’s most important geopolitical region in the ... More


Political Finance in a Developing Democracy: The Case of India

Eswaran Sridharan and Milan Vaishnav

in Costs of Democracy: Political Finance in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487271
eISBN:
9780199093144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487271.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter surveys the legal and regulatory history of political finance in India, situating it in the context of India’s political economy. It devotes special attention to recent developments, ... More


The Prime Minister’s Legacy and Traditions of Public Speech in India

Anandita Bajpai

in Speaking the Nation: The Oratorical Making of Secular, Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199481743
eISBN:
9780199095520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481743.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The office of the Prime Minister and tradition(s) of public oratory have a distinct legacy. The chapter illustrates how Jawaharlal Nehru re-engineered the role and powers of the office in the newly ... More


Time and Temporalizing Tactics II: Of Iconic Past(s) and Good Times

Anandita Bajpai

in Speaking the Nation: The Oratorical Making of Secular, Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199481743
eISBN:
9780199095520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481743.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The Chapter shows how a selective past is conjured to feed into, supplant the present of ‘Emerging India’. In this ordering of time, the simultaneity of breaking and bridging with a heritagized ... More


‘The World Is Changing…’: Othering and Spatializing Strategies

Anandita Bajpai

in Speaking the Nation: The Oratorical Making of Secular, Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199481743
eISBN:
9780199095520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481743.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter shows what the PMs speak and how they speak is highly dependent on the spatial context, i.e. the audience for which the speech is intended. For the perceived internal audiences, the ... More


Speaking the Nation ‘Secular’: Elaborately Explicit, Strategically Silent

Anandita Bajpai

in Speaking the Nation: The Oratorical Making of Secular, Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199481743
eISBN:
9780199095520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481743.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter shows how Prime Ministers have profiled India as ‘secular’ and how the discursive production of Indian secularity converges with the staging of India’s emergence, both for the ‘outside’ ... More


From Command and Control to a More Liberal Order: 1950–2018

Arvind Panagariya

in New India: Reclaiming the Lost Glory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197531556
eISBN:
9780197531587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531556.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

The chapter provides an overview of India’s economic policies and growth experience from 1951 to 2018. The period is divided into four phases: 1951–81, 1981–88, 1988–2003, and 2003–18. A ... More


Modi Meets Mohandas

Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed

in A History of the Present: A Biography of Indian South Africans, 1990-2019

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199498017
eISBN:
9780199098798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498017.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the complex relationship between diaspora and citizenship. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi famously developed his tactic of satyagraha on South African soil, cementing a deep ... More


Winning over India

Jude Woodward

in The US vs China: Asia's new Cold War?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526121998
eISBN:
9781526128652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121998.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

India has the potential to prevent China becoming the unchallenged leader in Asia. Given that India has its own concerns about a resurgent China – including over unresolved border disputes, relations ... More


Introduction

Harsh V. Pant

in Indian foreign policy: An overview

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993368
eISBN:
9781526109859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993368.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a brief historical overview of Indian foreign policy and lays out some central themes in the evolution of Indian foreign policy.


Conclusion

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The book’s conclusion summarizes key findings and traces the transformation of urban and national politics in India in the wake of a series of high-profile corruption scandals, including corruption ... More


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