Himalayan Frontiers : A Political Review of British, Chinese, Indian and Russian Rivalries. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WOODMAN, Dorothy

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WOODMAN, Dorothy. Himalayan Frontiers : A Political Review of British, Chinese, Indian and Russian Rivalries. New York / Washington : Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, (1969). First American Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xii,(4),[1]-423,(1),+ central folding map and another folding map at rear. Maps. Index.8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The victory of Communism in th e Soviet Union and China and the withdrawal of Britain from the Indian subcontinent have revolutionized Asian politics, but the contest for the Himalayas continues to shape the policies of China, India, Pakistan, and the Soviet Union. Nationalism, as Dorothy Woodman points out, is more menacing and provocative to world stability than ideology is. Drawing from geographical and historical data, Miss Woodman explains the influence of the Himalayas on the Indian subcontinent and on contemporary power struggles in Asia generally. She shows how China and India may cause further discord and dispute, especially in relation to the small border nations - Nepal, Tibet, Kashmir,Sikkim, and Bhutan. She elucidates the continual struggle for supremacy in the Himalayan region through accounts of the Conference at Simla in 1913 a mong the Tibetans, British, and Cheese, the establishment of the McMahon Line, and China's ambivalence toward India as an outpost of the West. Miss Woodman discusses Indo-Pakisttstani hostility, Sino-Soviet rivalry, and Sino-Pakistani rapprochement, and she demontrates how important it is, for the development of the region, that India no longer live in a state of suspendedhostility with its neighbors, especially since China has emerged as an ato mic power. To conceive of the Himalayas as a vast radar screen is to endanger the future not only of India but of more than half the people of the vast Asian world. " (from the dj). Contents : 1. India and China in Asia. 2. The Frontier that was Assumed. 3- Where Three Empires Met. 4. West of the Karakorum Pass: Triangular Diplomacy. 5. China and Britain on the Frontier ofIndia: Britain Unchallenged. 6. North-East Frontier : Prelude to Simla. 7. Conference at Simla. 8. What Happened to the McMahon Line? 9- Independence and Challenge (1947-1951). 10. All Reason Spent. 11. Talking and Fighting (Sept. 1962-May 1964). 12. Undecided Frontiers: The Eternal Triangle. Edge wear, penned name, notes and underlining, else very good in slightly torn and browned, price-clipped dustjacket, with a Review slip request from the Canadian distributor tipped in.. 40.00

Title: Himalayan Frontiers : A Political Review of British, Chinese, Indian and Russian Rivalries. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: WOODMAN, Dorothy

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Publisher: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, New York / Washington, 1969,:

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Keywords: HIMALAYAS HIMALAYAN BRITISH GREAT BRITAIN ENGLAND CHINESE CHINA EAST INDIAN INDIA RUSSIAN RUSSIA SOVIET UNION USSR POLITICS POLITICAL,