9788129102355

PROFILES AND LETTERS

by K NATWAR SINGH

  • Category Anthology
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 296 pages
  3. Date: 2004

ABOUT THIS BOOK

This book highlights the intellectual and diplomatic distinction of K. Natwar Singh. From a very young age he came into intimate contact with world-renowned personalities. As he reveals:’While working on this book,the thought struck me that the Natwar Singh of these letters was obviously someone that had been transmuted out of the indubitably common metal that he is, into a superior product by the alchemy of the minds of indulgent and warmhearted well-wishers. Indira Gandhi, R.K.Narayan, Han Suyin, E.M. Forster, Nargis Dutt et al figure in the list of these distinguished well-wishers. These letters tell us as much about the writers as they reflect on the engaging personality of the recipient.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

K. Natwar Singh was born in 1931. He was educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, Scindia School, Gwalior, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1953 and resigned from it in 1984, thereafter he joined the Congress Party. At present, he is a member of the Congress Working Committee