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Jawaharlal Nehru and China: a study in failure?


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Speaker(s): Dr Ramachandra Guha

Recorded on 29 November 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

Jawaharlal Nehru, the man most identified with Indian foreign policy after independence, is remembered for what is considered his greatest failure: the China policy and disastrous war of 1962. But is it fair to hold Nehru responsible for a conflict that arose out of the rise of two competing nationalisms?

Ramachandra Guha is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2011-2012.

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