After retirement from Indian Administrative Services, C R Biswas has remained actively involved in teaching and writing on public administration and international relations. His earlier three books on these subjects have been well-received by students and scholars. His works of translation have been published by reputed organisations including the National Book Trust and in the Sahitya Academy Journal. During his career, he has attended and chaired seminars and courses on rural development and public policy at both home and abroad. With passion to study cross-cultural trends of various nationalities, he has travelled many countries including some Arab regions. He feels that the present book is a modest attempt to clear some misunderstandings about the three major Semites and to highlight the important facets and phases of their cultures, civilizations and politics, which have vastly influenced and contributed to the ever-changing world order.