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Author: K. Natwar Singh
Publisher: Rupa Publications India (1-Jan-04)
Edition: 1-Jan-04
ISBN-13: 9788129100504
Publishing year: Rupa Publications India
No of pages: 348
Weight: 333g
Language: English
Book binding: Paperback

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K. Natwar Singh is an Indian politician and former cabinet minister. He was born on 16 May, 1931 and educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, Scindia School, Gwalior, St. Stephen's College, Delhi and Corpus Christie College, Cambridge. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1953 and has served in Beijing, New York, Warsaw, London and Lusaka. He received the Padma Bhushan in 1984. He is married to Heminder Kumari of Patiala and their son, Jagat Singh, following in the footsteps of his father, has also entered politics.

Heart to Heart is a collection of astonishing essays by K. Natwar Singh, told with charm and vivacity: he describes playing host to C. Rajagopalachari in New York, asking Han Suyin to order his breakfast, regaling heads of state with his characteristic wit and greeting R.K. Narayan on the gravel path leading to his Mysore House. The essays are a refreshing depiction of some of the world's most famous personalities, among them, Gandhi, Churchill, Tagore, Nehru, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Marquez, Paz, Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Zia-ul-Huq. Providing unusual insights into history and politics, Heart to Heart is a literary work of extraordinary merit, both original and timeless.