Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8023011253
This book unfolds the story of India’s foreign policy in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru, who has given it the present shape. He emphasizes that this policy is not of his own making, but is rooted in the nation’s geography, history and culture.
The underlying theme of the book is freedom, peace and the unity of the world. It is a compilation of Nehru’s speeches on India’s foreign policy. The speeches go beyond a mere exposition of India’s relationship with other countries. They are the thoughts of a man whose quest is peace and the well-being of mankind.
This volume was designed to designed to meet the need for finding in one place the main lines of India’s foreign policy. No better method could be adopted than to present it in the words of the one who was the country’s principal spokesman from the attainment of Independence in August 1947 till the time of his death in May 1964. the material has been selected from the official record of Jawaharlal Nehru’s speeches and statements in Parliament, replies at Press conferences and addresses elsewhere both in India and abroad. They cover a period of fifteen years from September 1946, when the interim Government was established as the first step in the transfer of power, to April 1961. The majority of the speeches and addresses were extempore. In the case of a few, translations from the original Hindi were used.
An Independent Policy
An Evolving Policy
Opposition To Military Pacts
Panchsheel And Co-Existence
Foreign Possessions in India
People of Indian Origin Abroad
Cold War and Disarmament
Personnel and Publicity
Asia and Africa