Faculty Profile


Name : P.R.  Kumaraswamy
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Centre for West Asian Studies
School of International Studies
Room No : 352
Off. Phone : 011-26704379
Residence : 011-26741013
Email : kumaraswamy@mail.jnu.ac.in   kumaraswamy.pr@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


Ph D, 1992, JNU, India's Policy Towards Israel, 1948-1980
M A, 1984, Defence Studies, University of Madras
B A, 1982 Defence Studies, Voorhees College, Vellore 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Israeli Politics, Contemporary Middle East, Minorities in the Middle East, Proliferation 


Teaching in JNU since September 1999 

Awards & Honours


International Collaboration/Consultancy

Taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

India's Israel Policy, Columbia University Press, 2010

A to Z of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Scarecrow Press, 2009

Caught in the Crossfire: Civilians in Conflicts in the Middle East (edited), Ithaca, 2008.

Indo-Iranian Relations and the Arab Prism, Abu Dhabi, ECSSR, 2008

Beyond the Veil: Israel-Pakistan Relations, Tel Aviv: JCSS, 2000 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

“Realism replacing rhetoric: Factors shaping India’s Middle East policy”, The Round Table, vol.97, no.397, August 2008, pp.575-87

“Islam and minorities: Need for a liberal framework”, Mediterranean Quarterly, vol.18, no.3, summer 2007, 94-109

“Israel-China Relations and the Phalcon Controversy”, Middle East Policy, (New York), vol.12, no.2, summer 2005, pp.93-103 

Patents (if any)