India-USSR, 1946-1949: A false start?

Ankit, Rakesh (2017) India-USSR, 1946-1949: A false start? In: India and the world in the first half of the twentieth century. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 160-188. ISBN 9781351255325; 9781138282568

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This chapter revisits the first years of India–Soviet Union relationship by examining hitherto unused government and personal papers in India and Russia. In doing so, it aims to provide a ‘pre-history’ of the existing literature that invariably begins from the ‘years of late Stalinism.’ It argues that having started with great expectations from both sides, India-Soviet Union relations ran into rough weather in 1948 but shoots of recovery sprang rather soon; a development that has been overlooked. Secondly, it was not just the east–west Cold War that determined this ebb and flow but India’s repression of the communist-led revolution in 1948 and its decision to remain inside the British Commonwealth in 1949 and their first ideological and then indifferent reception in Moscow

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > International Relations
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 16:20
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