Book Review 'THE MAKING OF INDIAN DIPLOMACY: A CRITIQUE OF EUROCENTRISM' by Prof. Deep K. Datta-Ray -

January 01, 2017

The primary assertion of this book is to underline the roots of ‘Indian diplomacy’. In its analysis of the roots of Indian diplomacy, the author, Deep Kumar Datta-Ray, focuses on the diplomatic practices of the West. He argues that, due to the anarchic and binary approach, modern Western diplomacy was not able to unite the world because the denial of unity is the fundamental basis of this theory. In a reference to Hedley Bull, the dominant trope for diplomacy – anarchy – remains ‘the central fact of the international system and the starting place for theorizing about it’.