Book Launch: From Chanakya to Modi – The Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy

The Takshashila Institution conducted the Bengaluru launch of Aparna Pande’s latest book: From Chanakya To Modi: The Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy on 7 August 2017 at Communiti, Bengaluru.

The book explores the deeper civilisational roots of Indian foreign policy and identifies the neural roots of India’s engagement with the world outside.

Nitin Pai engaged Dr. Pande in a freewheeling conversation and discussed political philosophy ranging from Kautilya’s Arthashastra to SIr William Meade’s four pillars of American foreign policy. The discussion also encompassed the rise of the United States and their shift from isolationism to a proactive global policy. Dr. Pande then participated in a detailed Q&A with the audience.

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The event was covered by the Deccan Chronicle as well.

About the Author

Aparna Pande is the director of the Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, at Hudson Institute, Washington D.C. She is the author of Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India and the editor of Contemporary Handbook on Pakistan. She studied in the University of Delhi, JNU and Boston University.

The book can be purchased here.