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India and Her Neighbourhood

A French Observer’s Views

For the past 30 years, Claude Arpi has been a keen observer of the political developments in India and her neighbourhood. In the early 90’s, he started has writing on current affairs in the region, sharing with his readers his research on the history of the subcontinent. This series of articles published over a span of ten years covers subjects as diverse as the Dalai Lama’s non-violent struggle for Tibet’s ‘genuine autonomy’, the rise of China, the Kashmir imbroglio and the relations between India and France, all subjects close to his heart. Written by an outsider by birth but insider by heart, the compilation leads the reader through these momentous times for the Asian continent.



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