Concise Encyclopedia of United States-South Asia Relations Rajesh KadianVision Books : Concise Encyclopedia of United States-South Asia Relations : Rajesh Kadian : Book (ISBN: 8170947405) Pages: 352 Price: Rs. 595 Format: Hardcover
ISBN13/10: / 8170947405 Availability: Yes Published in 2009
Asia is home to approximately thirty per cent of the world's population. Though
a well-defined geographical entity, it remains politically fractured. This
pioneering work traces the complex, and often love-hate relations between the
United States and the nine countries comprising South Asia. The encyclopedia
contains hundreds of entries, in an easy-to-refer alphabetical arrangement,
spanning people, places and events, organizations and institutions, political,
economic, business and cultural ties, security and defense relations, and much
else. The rich mine of information is placed in context by an introductory essay
and an extensive bibliography.
relations between United States and South Asia now impact the global order.
Nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. war on terror
against al-Qaeda and the Taliban, America's dependence on Pakistan as an
indispensable, if reluctant, ally in that war, and India's emergence as a
formidable economic, knowledge and military power have all provided a fillip to
the engagement between the United States and South Asia in recent times.
Rajesh Kadian is an Indian-born medical specialist in practice in the United
States of America. He comes from a military family and has keenly examined
Indian strategic issues from close quarters for a number of years.
Since 1990, he has published critically acclaimed and engagingly readable books
on The Indian Army, India’s Sri Lanka Fiasco (1987-1990), The Kashmir Tangle and Tibet, India and China.
Three years of extensive research in three continents has gone into the making
of this book, including trips to India, Tibet and Nepal and meetings and
interviews with the Dalai Lama, most members of his Kashag (cabinet),
Chinese officials, including one who has dealt with Tibet since 1951, numerous
noted scholars and members of the Indian government, both active and retired.