The ties between India and Australia dates back to the 18th century. They have several commonalities which serve as a foundation for close cooperation and multifaceted interaction. Before independence both the countries were part of the British Empire and presently both are members of the UNO Commonwealth of Nations, G-20, IOR-ARC, ASEAN Regional Forum and Asia Pacific Partnership on Climate and Clean Development.
The essays in this collection attempt to analyse the various facets of India Australia relations. Presenting a variety of critical viewpoints from both the countries drawn across a number of environments cultural political personal sporting and travel the contributors address critical political personal sporting and travel the contributors address critical issues concerning Australias failure to construct and maintain a meaningful relationship with India racist attacks on Indians sporting culture foreign policy and cultural understanding.