Faculty Book: Manu Bhagavan
India and the Quest for One World: The Peacemakers
(Harper Collins India, 2012; Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
This book tells the story of India’s quest for human rights in the years leading up to its independence from Great Britain and for more than a decade after. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, and Hansa Mehta all strove to bridge the ideological differences between the East and the West, between capitalist and communist, to forge a common destiny for mankind that would be free of empire, poverty, exploitation, and war. They called their solution One World, in which state power would be checked and the freedom of individuals and groups expanded. Based on seven years of research, this is the first truly international history of newly independent India. Manu Bhagavan (Prof., Hunter) serves on the doctoral faculty in history.
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Submitted on: DEC 12, 2013