ISBN 9781860632808,India and the UAE: In Celebration of a Legendary Friendship

India and the UAE: In Celebration of a Legendary Friendship


Venu Rajamony


Roli Books



Roli Books

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781860632808

ISBN-10 1860632807


Language (English)

Political Science

In Celebration of a Legendary Friendship' is a treasure trove of facts, figures and stories of the ancient, yet modern and dynamic ties that India and the UAE share. This unique coffee-table book takes you on a journey through time, where glittering vistas of ancient and contemporary narratives and interviews, rare and present-day photographs and astonishing statistics are artistically juxtaposed to provide the reader with a fascinating and comprehensive glimpse of this strong and well-preserved association. Creative colour schemes, as well as paintings and sketches by celebrated artists, including M.F. Husain, add immeasurably to the appeal of the book. The lucid presentation is spread across five riveting chapters: History Politics Economy and Trade Health and Education People and Culture About the Author : A diplomat and scholar of international relations, Venu Rajamony is the Consul General of India in Dubai, UAE. A topper of the 1986 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, he has served in Indian missions in China, Geneva and Washington, DC. Pursuing his academic interests, he was also an Asia Foundation Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, and has authored a monograph entitled, 'The India-China-US Triangle'. A voracious reader, Rajamony has used his multi-disciplinary knowledge to chart and forecast the India-UAE ties of the past, present and future. For him, 'In Celebration of a Legendary Friendship', "is a labour of love, a manifestation of passion, commitment and pride, and a story that deserves to be told in all its myriad facets...