India - West Asia Relations

Understanding Cultural Interplays

Edited by: M.H. Ilias, P.J. Vincent

This study examines the cultural component of India and West Asia relations from various angles. In the age of re-mapping territories, collapsing cultural frontiers, and expanding hybridization of cultural identities, a remarkable interest in this mix has sprung up. The book also reflects the concern over some of the deep-rooted and widely-held myths regarding the 'clash of civilization thesis' and globalization. It encompasses disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and international relations. Among the topics discussed are India's cultural diplomacy in West Asia, Arabic-Malayalam interactions, the influence of ports in cultural affairs, the culture and citizenship of Indian Jews in Israel, cultural determinants of India-Israel relations and the question of Palestine, India media perceptions on the Gulf War, and many more.

236 pages

Publication Date: 10/1/2007
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177081398