The Most Dangerous Place

A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES IN SOUTH ASIA

01 July 2018

Srinath Raghavan

Although South Asia is often regarded as peripheral to the United States’ rise to global ascendancy, the historian Srinath Raghavan argues otherwise, claiming that the United States has long been enmeshed in the region. Beginning with American traders in India during the eighteenth century, he describes how the region has become a locus for American efforts—secular and religious—to remake the world in its image.

Penguin India, 470 pages, Rs 699

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