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India's Spatial Imaginations of South Asia: Power, Commerce, and Community

Shibashis Chatterjee, Sumit Ganguly, and E. Sridharan


Since India attained independence, its foreign policy discourse has imagined its South Asian neighbourhood through the politics of realism. This imagination explicates state interest in South Asia by establishing it as a space of sovereign territoriality. Even today, India’s foreign and security policies are primarily shaped by geopolitical centrism, and remain unaffected by economic prosperity and community concerns. As a part of the Oxford International Relations in South Asia series, this volume examines alternative conceptions of South Asian space in terms of geo-economics and community, a ... More

Keywords: Sovereignty, territoriality, realism, market, community, citizens, power, globalization, South Asia, India, foreign policy, Look East, SAARC

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199489886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199489886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shibashis Chatterjee, author
Professor, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University

Sumit Ganguly, series editor
Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations, Indiana University, Bloomington

E. Sridharan, series editor
Academic Director and Chief Executive, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI)