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Almost an Ambassador

 
Rajiv Dogra (Author)
Synopsis 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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About the author

Rajiv Dogra

Rajiv Dogra, a career diplomat, has earlier served in Indian Missions in Stockholm, Rome, Doha, Karachi, London and Bucharest. He is currently an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. He has contributed several short stories and essays on international affairs in various journals; he has also been a columnist for newspapers. His first novel, Footprints in foreign Sands, was published in India in 1997 and was subsequently translated into Romanian as Urme Pe Nisip in 1999. Almost an ambassador is his second novel.

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Reviews 5in total
 
fena - fantastic read Jan, 01, 1970
 

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

romi - fab read Jan, 01, 1970
 

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

kaveri - hot read Jan, 01, 1970
 

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

rahul chopra - Beats Wodehouse Jan, 01, 1970
 

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

Bibliographic information

Title Almost an Ambassador
Author Rajiv Dogra
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188575577
length v+238p., 20cm.