A new perspective

Print edition : March 18, 2016

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Iran’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi on August 14, 2015. The author explains the change in bilateral relations since 1990 as the joint response of the two countries to unfettered U.S. hegemony. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

February 5, 1979: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, waving to supporters in Tehran shortly after his return from 15 years of exile. Photo: AFP

April 25, 1980: Iranians celebrate outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, shortly after the news of the failed American mission to rescue the hostages was announced on state radio. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The book is a comprehensive and substantial contribution to an understanding of the West Asian political and economic scenario and the historical and contemporary framework within which India’s ties with Iran have been shaped.
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