ISBN 9788129107830,The Magnificent Maharaja

The Magnificent Maharaja


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788129107830

ISBN-10 812910783X


Number of Pages 390 Pages
Language (English)

Literature & Fiction

'The work is meticulously researched and full of unsparing biographical details. The book manages to bring out the multi-dimensional personality of the man in a style that is both lucid and engaging.'

About the Author
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. In 1953, he joined the Indian Foreign Service. For the next thirty-one years he served in Peking, New York, Warsaw, London, Lusaka and Islamabad. He was ambassador to Pakistan (1980-1982) and secretary general of the Seventh NAM Summit (1983). The same year he was chief coordinator for the Commonwealth Summit. In 1984, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. After resigning from the I.F.S., he joined the Congress party and was elected to the Lok Sabha in December 1984. He was the Union Minister for Steel, Fertilizers and External Affairs from 1984 to 1989. He was attached to Indira Gandhi's Secretariat from 1966 to 1971.

In 1987, he was elected president of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament and Development, and was leader of the Indian Delegation to the 42nd session of the U.N. General Assembly.

In 1998 he was again elected to the Lok Sabha. In 2002 he became a member of the Rajya Sabha. Since May 2004 he is Minister of External Affairs.