Contents: Preface. 1. Nehru's place in the history of international relations/M.A. Qureshi. 2. Nehru's place in the history of International relations/Naaz Akhtar. 3. Nehru's stature in the International Arena/Tanvir Musharraf. 4. Jawaharlal Nehru: an international leader/Mohd. Shahid. 5. Nehru and India's Foreign Policy: continuity, change and present challenges/Annpurna Nautiyal. 6. Indian Foreign Policy: Nehru's perspective/Alka Vijh. 7. Relevance of non-alignment movement in the Uni-polar World/Syed Ali Mujtaba. 8. Uni-polar World Order and the role of United Nations/Zeba Naz. 9. Non-alignment and its relevance/Md. Mahtab Alam Rizvi. 10. Nehru's contribution to non-alignment and its relevance in post Cold War era/Saheba Rehman. 11. Non-alignment and its relevance/Indu Sharma. 12. India's policy of non-alignment: its relevance in the present day context/Saroj Pathak. 13. Relevance of India's Foreign Policy: Nehruvian and post-Nehruvian perspective/Badruddin. 14. Defence through diplomacy: a study of NAM under Nehru/Upendra Choudhury. 15. Nehru and military alliances during Coldwar/Farhana Kausar. 16. Nehru and Indo-Pak relations with special reference to Kashmir/Sukhwant S. Bindra. 17. Nehru and India's nuclear programme/Hina Mirza. 18. Relevance of Nehru's policy of peace and disarmament in the present global scenario/Rehena Begum Choudhury. 19. Nehru and the Commonwealth: a critical appraisal/Shahida Hatim. 20. Nehru and the Commonwealth: a pragmatic review/Mohd. Ashraf Ali. 21. Nehru and South Africa's liberation struggle/Aslam Khan. 22. Nehru and his vision of regionalism: a study of SAARC/Ateeq-ur-Rehman. 23. Role of United Nations in Iraq crisis/Shakeel Ahmed Samdani. 24. The UN in the Unipolar world/Mohd. Mohibul Haque.
"Nehru was undoubtedly the architect of India's Foreign Policy. The heavy burden and responsibility for the formulation of India's Foreign Policy fell on his shoulders who for seventeen years remained the main spokesman of India's Foreign policy. He declared a policy of secularism at home for securing economic stability and industrial progress and of non-alignment, of friendship with all, malice towards none, of unstinted support to colonial country's freedom and fight against racial discrimination abroad.
After Nehru's death no leader of his stature appeared on the scene and our foreign policy became incoherent and weak and it continues to be so even today.
The papers presented here contain detailed critical analysis of Nehru's Foreign Policy and its relevance today." (jacket)