By Claude Arpi

ISBN-10: 1935501402

ISBN-13: 9781935501404

Fifty years in the past, India went via a sad occasion which has remained a deep scar within the country’s psyche: a border struggle with China.

During the author’s archival peregrinations at the Himalayan border, he is going into a few really little recognized concerns, equivalent to the checkered heritage of Tawang; the British India coverage in the direction of Tibet or even the chance for India to militarily shield the Roof of the World.

The writer additionally seems to be into why the govt nonetheless retains the Henderson Brooks file less than wraps and what have been Mao’s motivations for ‘teaching India a lesson’.

Throughout this sequence of essays, the thread continues to be the Tibet-India frontier within the North-East and the Indo-Chinese conflict.

The extra one digs into this question, the extra one discovers that the whole factor is in detail associated with the heritage of contemporary Tibet; fairly the prestige of the Roof of the realm as a de facto autonomous nation.

British India had a Tibet coverage, self sustaining India, did not.

This ended in the unlucky occasions of 1962.

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