Prof. Kanti Bajpai of the National University of Singapore and Prof. Siddharth Mallavarapu, Head of the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies at Shiv Nadar University, have just published their co-edited volume on India's international and strategic thought, which is a first of its kind.
The book, titled India, the West, and International Order, introduces readers to Indian international thought from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century and attempts to bring this body of thought into the mainstream of global discussions. It contains excerpts from the writings of seven key modern Indian personalities—Swami Vivekananda, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Rabindranath Tagore, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, and Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi—and two Europeans who made India their home, Sister Nivedita and Annie Besant. It locates Indian international thought within the growing debate on ‘post-Western International Relations’ and comparative political theory and contributes to the prospects of a more globalised discipline of International Relations. For over a decade now, Bajpai and Mallavarapu have collaborated to produce and consolidate knowledge related to Indian IR and bring it to the centre of global IR conversations. This book is first in a multi-volume series on India's International and Strategic Thought being published by Orient BlackSwan.