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• 2008

Pages: 748

ISBN: 9788171886166

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West Asia and the Region

Defining India's Role

Rajendra Madhukar Abhyankar (Ed.)

Description

India and West Asia represent a confluence of civilisations which is a paradigm for our times. Over the millennia, the religious, ethnic, political, commercial, cultural, literary and linguistic ties that bind the peoples of the two regions have endured. Today these ties are marked by a mutuality of interest and benefit with India's emergence as a global player. Never has the need for maintaining security, peace and prosperity in our region been greater with the retrograde developments witnessed in recent years. The conjunction of these events has inevitably led to calls for India to play a helpful role in the search for solutions to the festering conflicts in the region. This compendium explores the possibilities, challenges and parameters of such an engagement. While the jury is still out, the papers presented here highlight its multi-dimensional character.


About the Author(s) / Editor(s)

Rajendra Madhukar Abhyankar is Director, Centre for West Asian Studies at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. Ambassador Abhyankar retired from the Indian Diplomatic Service after more than 36 years of multi-faceted diplomatic experience of people, places and issues. He has been Ambassador to Syria, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union and High Commissioner to Cyprus and Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. 

 


He was responsible for fashioning India's policy on Palestine-Israel issue; and on developing India's relations with Israel and formulated and supervised India's policy in the field of counter-terror-ism. He led a number of bilateral groups with countries in the region.


Contributors

Rajendra M. Abhyankar, Director, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Former diplomat
Qamar Agha, an independent journalist and Visiting Professor, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


M.S. Agwani, former Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 


Anwar Alam, Professor, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


Mujib Alam, Lecturer, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


Mukhtar Alam, Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 


B. Sheikh Ali, former Vice Chancellor of Mangalore and Goa Universities.

 


Hamid Ansari, first Coordinator of the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; former diplomat; Chairman, National Minorities 

Commission; now Hon’ble Vice President of India

 


Mehtab Alam Ansari, Lecturer in the Department of Library & Information Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

 


Rafiullah Azmi, Research Associate at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


Mirza Nehal Ahmed Baig, Assistant Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.

 


Noor Ahmad Baba, Professor and Head in the Department of Political Science, Kashmir University, Srinagar.

 


Purushottam Bhattacharya, Professor of International Relations and Director, School of International Relations & Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, 

Kolkata.

 


Sujata Ashwarya Cheema, Lectuer, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


Gulshan Dietl, Professor, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 


Mohammad Gulrez, Professor of West Asian Studies, Centre for West Asian Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

 


Ranjit Gupta, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. Formerly Visiting Professor at the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia 

Millia Islamia, New Delhi and former diplomat.

 


Shamir Hasan, Professor of West Asian Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

 


Sameena Hameed, Ph.D Scholar, Centre for Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 


Jawaid Iqbal, Reader, Centre for West Asian Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

 


Prakash C. Jain, Associate Professor, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New 

Delhi.

 


Ajish P. Joy, Researcher, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

 


Javed Ahmad Khan, Reader, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


Pranav Kumar, Senior Research Scholar, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New 

Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellow.

 


Arshi Khan, Reader, Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

 


Aswini K. Mohapatra, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 


El Sayed Mekkawi, Senior Research Scholar, CWAAS, SIS, JNU and Lecturer, History Department, Menoufia University, Egypt.

 


Jamal M. Moosa, Reader, Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


Javeed Nadeem Nadwi, Researcher, West Asia Cluster, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

 


Nasim Akhtar Nadwi, Department of Arabic, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


H.A. Nazmi, Lecturer, Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 

 

Girijesh Pant, Professor, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

 


A.K. Pasha, Professor, Gulf Studies and former Chairperson, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal 

Nehru University, New Delhi.

 


A.C. Patankar, Principal Adviser, Confederation of Indian Industry, Mumbai.

 


Bansidhar Pradhan, Associate Professor, Centre for West Asian and African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New 

Delhi.

 


Anisur Rahman, Reader, Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

 


Sumanti Shivakumar, Reader, Stella Maris College, Chennai.

 


Rushda Siddiqui, Researcher, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.



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