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'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan'
14 September 2017,1530-1700 hrs

Speaker: Dr TCA Raghavan, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, and Author, 'The People Next Door'.

Date & Time: Thursday, 14 September 2017, at 1530-1700 hrs

Venue: IPCS Conference Room, 18 Link Road, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi

 
On Thursday, 14 September 2017, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted Amb (Retd) TCA Raghavan, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, who read from his latest book, titled 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan'. 

The book reading followed by a discussion took place in the IPCS Conference Room, at 18 Link Road, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi.
 
PROGRAMME 
 
1530-1535 hrs
Opening Remarks

1535-1600 hrs
Book Reading
'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan'
By
Amb (Retd) TCA Raghavan
Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Author of 'The People Next Door'

1600-1655 hrs
Discussion

1655-1700 hrs
Concluding Remarks

1700 hrs
Tea
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'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan 
Amb (Retd) TCA Raghavan
HarperCollins (August 2017)

'The People Next Door tracks seventy years of the India-Pakistan interface. Events, anecdotes and personalities drive its narrative to illustrate the cocktail of hostility, nationalism and nostalgia that defines every facet of the relationship. It looks at the main events through the eyes and words of actual players and contemporary observers to illustrate how, both in India and in Pakistan, these past events are seen through radically different prisms, how history keeps resurfacing and has a resonance that cannot be avoided to this day. Apart from political, military and security issues, The People Next Door evokes other perspectives: divided families, peacemakers, war mongers, contrarian thinkers, intellectual and cultural associations, unwavering friendships, the footprint of Bollywood, cricket and literature: all of which are intrinsic parts of this most tangled of relationships.
 
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SPEAKER
 
Amb (Retd) TCA Raghavan is a former Indian diplomat. He served as the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan from 2013 to 2015 and as the Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad from 2003 to 2007. His previous diplomatic assignments include postings in Bhutan, Kuwait, Singapore and the UK. Dr Raghavan has a PhD in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His latest book, 'The People Next Door' was published in August 2017. He is also the author of 'Attendant Lords: Bairam Khan and Abdur Rahim, Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India', which was published in February 2017.

 
 
 

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