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Book launch | From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy

About the author

Dr. Aparna Pande is Director of the Future of India and South Asia Initiative at the Hudson Institute, Washington DC. She is the author of Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India (Routledge, 2010) and is the editor of Contemporary Handbook on Pakistan (Routledge, 2017).

About the book

The book explores the deeper civilisational roots of Indian foreign policy in a manner reminiscent of Walter Russel Mead s seminal Special Providence (2001). It identifies the neural roots of India s engagement with the world outside.


Antony Thomas, Commissioning Editor, Harper Collins India

Amb. Asoke Mukerji, Former Ambassador of India to the United Nations

Constantino Xavier, Fellow, Carnegie India

Harsh V. Pant, Distinguished Fellow and Head, Strategic Studies Programme, ORF

Sreeram Chaulia, Professor and Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University

The timing of the event is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre