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Almost an Ambassador

Authors (s): Rajiv Dogra (Author)
Format: Softcover
ISBN-10: 8188575577
Pages: v+238p., 20cm.
Pub. date: 01.01.2005, 1st ed.
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB24339
List price: US $ 8,89
Bagchee price: US $ 8,00
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 7,20 info

Overview for Almost an Ambassador

His father wanted him to be a village postman, his wife told him to go climb trees. All by himself Doot, the Ambassador of Princetown to Tertia, becomes a legendary figure for wrong reasons. Caught between bewildering world of diplomacy and an unhappy marriage, Doot longs to be a perfect Ambassador. His own ideal is suave and charismatic, having Casanova like luck with women. Alas, despite desperate efforts, this remains a dream for him. Almost an ambassador straddles two worlds, the real and fantastical from Sanguri Gaon in the Caribbean to the desert kingdoms of Tertia and the neighbouring Inertia. The book is a delightfully comic expose’ of the politics of war and coups, of loyalty, love and marital clashes. The entire business of diplomacy is the focus of sometimes glaring, often soft light of humour that Rajiv Dogra casts n Ambassador Doot and his struggles. Almost an Ambassador magically transforms Doot’s world into a tale of diplomatic intrigue and ambition in this book written great warmth and fun. Rajiv Dogra has composed an endearing ode to the ambassadorial life and its lonely splendour.
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  • fantastic read

    (More than year ago) By, fena

    almost an ambassador is absolutely the most fun filled book i have read in a long time
  • fab read

    (More than year ago) By, romi

    it is absolutely stunning in scope and a delightful read a must for all with literary ambitions
  • hot read

    (More than year ago) By, kaveri

    it is fresh off the oven a new theme and brilliantly executed
  • Beats Wodehouse

    (More than year ago) By, rahul chopra

    Almost an ambassador is the most gripping and fun filled book I have read in a long time.
  • sublime

    (More than year ago) By, sam bhanot

    Rarely have I come across such a cinemascopic and close to life book and the best thing is it is laced with great humour
  • Best Book of Comedy

    (More than year ago) By, ambika shirin

    I couldn/t stop laughing. It is really good.
  • Great Writing

    (More than year ago) By, Niharika Ganguli

    What I liked the most was the smooth seamless flow of the narrative. Easily my book of the year.
  • Exceptional Read

    (More than year ago) By, Shirin Mustafa

    It is a page turner. There is engaging narrative and a very incisive look into the world of diplomacy and it is full of laughs. I finished it in one long, happy sitting.