The events that occurred at Tiananmen Square in 1989 not only set the course for China’s politics, but also re-defined its relationship with the world. Vijay Gokhale, former foreign secretary of India, then a young diplomat serving in Beijing, was a witness to the drama that unfolded. His new book 'Tiananmen Square - The Making of a Protest: A Diplomat Looks Back', brings an Indian perspective on an event in China's history that the Chinese government has been eager to have the world forget.

Join us as we host Shivshankar Menon, Tanvi Madan, and Vijay Gokhale for this special edition of our India and the World webinar series  in which the speakers discuss this unique account of a seminal event in China’s history that refuses to be forgotten. The discussion will be moderated by Rudra Chaudhuri.

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