The book is well researched and the author has argued his case in a manner that makes readers question their assumptions. That in itself suffices as a raison d'etre for this important project, which deserves - and is likely to attract - a wide readership. (Amit Julka, South Asia Research
A very important book (Eastern Eye
Unique [and] well-documented (Salil Tripathi, The Independent
Botehr historically and politically, [Singh's] is a remarkable study. It sheds light on the complexities of a situation which still, today, remains volatile and apparently insoluble. (Joan Stephens, Leicester Mercury
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About the Author
Jaswant Singh has come a long way from his home in the desert districts of Rajasthan. Commissioned in the Indian Army when barely nineteen, he went through two wars whilst in service (1962 and 1965) before resigning his commission to pursue a political career. He has served seven terms in Parliament, and, in the BJP-led governments of 1996 and 1998-2004, held charge of six ministries of the Government of India, including External Affairs, Defence and Finance. Regarded as an authority on Indian foreign policy and national security, Jaswant Singh is among the most respected names in the country's public life, and in the world of diplomacy.