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|Number of Pages||464 Pages|
History & Politics
One Life Is Not Enough is a searing, honest account of the life of a veteran politician that provides an insiders view of the theatre of Indian politics, even as it exposes uncomfortable truths and sets records straight. A bureaucrat for over three decades and then a vital player in Indian politics for over twenty years - K. Natwar Singhs glittering career has been punctuated by the some of the most epochal events of independent India. Initially attached to the Ministry of External Affairs as a diplomat, K. Natwar Singh resigned from the bureaucracy to join politics in 1984. He served in various ministries in Rajiv Gandhis Cabinet. Closely linked with the ebbs and flows in the fortunes of the Congress, he served as External Affairs Minister in the UPA government from 2004 to 2005. His eventful career came to a controversial end when his name appeared in the Volcker Report in 2005, forcing him to resign from his Cabinet post and, eventually, from the Congress party as well. In this explosive memoir, Natwar Singh talks about his stint in the MEA when he witnessed the Indo-China talks that culminated in the war of 1962 firsthand and of how in 1971, Singh played no mean part in the creation of Bangladesh by transferring documents of great strategic importance to the security establishments of New Delhi. He also gives previously unknown details of the Volcker controversy as well as inside information on major occurrences during the UPA regime
About the Author Kunwar Natwar Singh was born on May 16, 1931. He studied in some of the most reputed institutions including the Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University and Peking University in China. After serving in the IFS for about 31 years, he joined politics. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award in 1984. Singh was a cabinet minister and served as the Minister of External Affairs of India, until his resignation, post the Volcker Report controversy. One Life Is Not Enough is his autobiographical account.