Jul 08 2022 to Jul 08 2022 6:30 p.m.
7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
In his book How China Sees India and the World, acclaimed diplomat Shyam Saran (one of the country’s greatest expert on China) writes an authoritative account of the India–China relationship and how China perceives our country. Saran starts his story with the rise and fall of Buddhism and its spread through the trade routes that connected India to China and China to Europe through Central Asia. He also questions the Chinese claim that it was the most important and influential civilization of the ancient world, arguing that it was India who played that role. He then moves to medieval India and China and the growth of sea trade, to the establishment of the British empire and, finally, the creation of the Indian and Chinese republics. In the more recent history of the two countries, he argues that China views India as an enslaved country because of its colonial past, holding it up as a negative example, showing what path not to take. Join us for this session as Shyam Saran engages in conversation with Ramachandra Guha, discussing as well as questioning the Chinese perspective.