By Amish Tripathi

This present day, Shiva is a god. yet 4 thousand years in the past, he was once only a guy. 1900 BC: the once-proud Suryavanshi rulers of the Meluha Empire are in dire peril. The empire's fundamental river, the Saraswati, is slowly drying up. There are devastating terrorist assaults from the east, the land of the Chandravanshis - and to make concerns worse, the Chandravanshis appears to be like to have allied with the Nagas, an ostracised race of deformed people with miraculous martial abilities. the one wish for the Suryavanshis is an old prophecy: whilst evil reaches epic proportions and all turns out misplaced, a hero will emerge...

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For instance, Indira Gandhi could call on a sophisticated group of policy-makers and thinkers including D. P. Dhar, P. N. Dhar and P. N. Haksar. The long-serving and influential intelligence chiefs B. N. Mullick and R. N. Kao, also undoubtedly served up analysis and recommendations on broader lines of policy to the political leadership. How can we characterise the grand strategic scene in contemporary India? What is the legacy of the political and thought leaders 21 See Srinath Raghavan, War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years (Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2010).

Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy (Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, 2004), pp. 79–100; Colin S. Gray, ‘Strategic Culture as Context: The First Generation of Theory Strikes Back’, Review of International Studies, 25, 1 (January 2004), pp. 49–69; Jeffrey S. Lantis, ‘Strategic Culture and National Security Policy’, International Studies Review, 4, 3 (Autumn 2002), pp. 87–113; Ben D. Mor, ‘Public Diplo-macy in Grand Strategy’, Foreign Policy Analysis, 2 (2006), pp.

16  Kanti Bajpai, Saira Basit and V. Krishnappa of the nationalist and post-nationalist period? In his framing essay, Kanti Bajpai suggests that today’s India features three major schools and three relatively minor schools of grand strategic thinking, with different but also overlapping views of how to deal with India’s major external challenges, namely, Pakistan, China, and the US. The three major schools are Nehruvianism, Neoliberalism and Hyperrealism and the three minor schools are Marxism, Hindu nationalism or Hindutva and Gandhianism.

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