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Author Budhwar, Prem K., author

Title Canada-India : partners in progress / Prem K Budhwar ; foreword by K. Natwar Singh
Published New Delhi : Vij Books India Pvt Ltd, Indian Council of World Affairs, 2016
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Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Chapter One -- History; Chapter Two -- Geography; Chapter Three -- The People; Chapter Four -- The Economic Scene; Chapter Five -- The Political Scene; Chapter Six -- International Relations; Chapter Seven -- Culture and Art; Chapter Eight -- Canada: 'A Bird's Eye View'; Chapter Nine -- An Overview; Chapter Ten -- Political ; Chapter Eleven -- Economic and Commercial Ties; Chapter Twelve -- The Indian Diaspora; Chapter Thirteen -- The Road Ahead; Chapter Fourteen -- India and Canada: A Quick Comparison of Some Basic Features
Annexure I: Text of the British North America Act of 1867Annexure II: Text of the Constitution Act of 1982; Annexure III: List of the Prime Ministers of Canada since 1867; Annexure IV: Bilateral Investment; Annexure V: Bilateral Mechanisms; Annexure VI: High Commissioners of India to Canada-1947-2015; Annexure VII: High Commissioners of Canada to India; Annexure VIII: Map of India in Colour; Annexure IX: Map of Canada in Colour; Annexure X: Map of the World in Colour; Bibliography
Summary This book should prove to be unique in many ways. Written in two parts, Part I is a comprehensive survey of Canada - its history, geography, the people, the political and economic aspects, arts and culture including the film industry and a bird's eye view of the entire country, including possibly for the first time, of Canada North, the vast area covering the Arctic region of the country. Having served as India's High Commissioner to Canada (1992-97) for nearly five years, the author's coverage of the Canadian scene shows the distinct advantage of his personal experiences, observations and impressions resulting from his travels all over Canada, quite literally, and his extensive interactions with people from all walks of life. Against this background, the author, then in Part II, delves into India-Canada relations, their high and low points and the reasons thereof. The book also brings out how both countries finally realized that despite their honest differences of opinion, at least on certain aspects, born of their very different circumstances, the scope for friendly cooperation to mutual advantage was enormous and, therefore, deserved to be the overriding consideration. Also, this aspect needed constant focus and nurturing. Once on this path, in recent years, the two countries seem to have re-discovered each other to become active partners in progress. The book is up to date including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official bilateral visit to Canada in mid-April 2015 and its highly successful outcome. This unique volume breaks fresh ground in many ways, including its analytical coverage of the huge and influential Indian Diaspora in Canada. This work should be of immense interest and value to the general readers as well as the serious students and scholars pursuing the study of Canada and its relations with India
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Canada -- Relations -- India.
India -- Relations -- Canada.
Form Electronic book
Author Natwar-Singh, K., author of foreword
Indian Council of World Affairs.
ISBN 9384464899 (electronic bk.)
9789384464899 (electronic bk.)