ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Susanne Hoeber Rudolph

Gandhi and the Debate about Civilisation

For Gandhi, the national question was much more than a struggle between two culturally-defined civilisations. For him, getting rid of colonial rule was part of a larger project to replace and resist modern civilisation. This article situates Gandhi's endeavour against the backdrop of the romantic vision of India's past, envisaged by the Orientalists, and the disparaging perspective of the Utilitarians and the evangelists.

The Making of US Foreign Policy for South Asia

This article on the making of US foreign policy for south Asia examines the US strategy of "offshore balancing" in historical perspective. It spans the cold war period when the US supported Pakistan against India in checking the rise of the latter, the postcold war period when the Clinton administration seemed to be willing to accord recognition to India's overwhelming military, economic and diplomatic preponderance in the region, and the post-September 11, 2001 period during which India is inclined to "bandwagon" with the world's sole superpower.