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1962 Border War
Sino-Indian Territorial Disputes and Beyond

  • Ismail Vengasseri - Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Lady Sri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi


November 2020 | 304 pages | SAGE India
1962 Border War: Sino-Indian Territorial Disputes and Beyond studies the historical antecedents of the origin and developments of the border dispute between the two Asian giants—India and China. It investigates why these newborn republics, despite their close ties in the international politics, chose a path of a large-scale military encounter in the winter of 1962. This book uses the classified Henderson Brooks-Bhagat Report and the CIA Staff Study Report to answer this question. The book debates how far internal bureaucratic hurdles, political intrigues and partisan interest in New Delhi have factored against Nehru’s China Policy. Further, this study reveals the impact of Cold War politics, CIA operations on the frontiers and the US strategy of projecting the Tibet factor on these two nations. The key significance of this study is that it reveals the historical factors behind the Sino-Indian frequent and ongoing skirmishes along the border.
 
Foreword by Alka Acharya
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Aksai Chin Dispute: Colonial Cartographic Extravaganza on the Legendary Frontiers
 
McMahon Line: History of the Mystery
 
Issues Beyond Border: Evolving of Dispute in the Early Phase (1950–1956)
 
Tibet Factor in the Border Dispute
 
Aksai Chin versus the NEFA
 
The Road to Border War (1959–1962): I
 
The Road to Border War (1959–1962): II
 
Conclusion
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“it is a comprehensive research work covering all aspects related to a relevant subject…The author has carried out an analytical study dealing with the subject comprehensively, bringing out the complexities in a lucid manner.”

The Book Review, March 2021

Ismail Vengasseri

Ismail Vengasseri is Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) for Women, University of Delhi. As a teacher for the last three decades in central government institutions and formerly HOD of the Department of History, LSR, he is presently engaged in teaching and research on modern Indian history, the history of China and Japan, and issues in world history. His doctoral thesis was on ‘Revenue Administration in Malabar under English East India Company’. He has also published articles and books, the recent being a co-edited book entitled Gandhian Thought: Different Perspectives.  More About Author

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