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India and East Asia: Culture and Society

N.N. Vohra (Author)
Synopsis The mutually beneficial impact flowing from the close and interactions between Asian cultures is a glorious chapter in the history of mankind. The millennial Asian civilisations neither believe that history ends nor that future life is pre-disposed towards 'clashes of civilisations'. As more and more Asians lift their lives from levels of survival, they acquire the economic freedom to think, reflect and rediscover their cultural heritage. There is a growing consciousness that their societies, like those in the west, have a rich social, cultural and philosophical legacy that they can resuscitate and use to evolve their own modernising societies. In an increasingly globalising world, and the heightened pressures for greater uniformity, it is essential to nurture, revere and support the culture of Asian countries. This volume brings together discussions on these themes between Indian and East Asian scholars, who share cultural affinities and certain Asian values. It will benefit scholars of Asian studies, academics, policy makers and all those who wish to contribute to the revitalisation of a shared heritage.
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About the author

N.N. Vohra

N.N. Vohra was a member of the Indian Administrative Service (1959-94), born on the Punjab cadre. During his tenure with the government of India, he successively served as Secretary Defense Production, Defence Secretary and Home Secretary. After retirement he worked as Director, India International Centre (1995-97, 1998-2003). Was recalled to serve as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India (1997-98). Has been Member of the National Security Advisory Board (1998-2001); Chairman, Committee to Review Functioning of IDSA (1999-2001); Chairman, National Task Force History Review Committee (2001-02); Co-Chairman, India-EU Round Table (2001-). Writes and speaks on issues relating to security and governance. Presently engaged as Government of India’s Interlocutor on Jammu and Kashmir.

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Bibliographic information

Title India and East Asia: Culture and Society
Author N.N. Vohra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175411066
length viii+202p., References; 23cm.
Subjects History