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Applied Diplomacy: Through the Prism of Mythology

T P Sreenivasan (Author) Divya S Iyer (Editor) Jagdish Bhagwati (Foroward)

"Applied Diplomacy through the Prism of Mythology is a collection of the fine writings of former Ambassador TP Sreenivasan, curated from a bunch of riveting essays, commentaries and speeches delivered over the course of the last decade. The seven sections of the collection named after seven immortal sages contain seven essays each, establishing a link between diplomacy and mythology.

The essays in each section bear the imprint of a legendary sage, whose qualities and exploits get reflected in the context and content of the writings. The sages come alive through them in a way perceptible to not only those who are steeped in diplomatic practice and mythology, but also to other interested readers.

The essays throw light on a multiplicity of diplomatic issues that surfaced in the last decade in a manner, which only a seasoned diplomat, a deep thinker and a gifted writer could do. They are valuable to the future generations of readers, just as they were much appreciated when they first found expression."

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About the authors

T P Sreenivasan

T P Sreenivasan has remained as active in his ten years of retirement as he was in his thirty-seven years as a diplomat in different parts of the globe. He set up a foreign affairs think tank, helped the IAEA set up the plan for 2020, served on the National Security Advisory Board, participated in an election campaign, worked at the Brookings Institution in Washington, set up the NSS Academy of Civil Services, produced a weekly television show on international affairs, taught at the Central University and advised government of Kerala on education policy. He published three books, maintained a regular stream of writings during this period and delivered a large number of lectures on a variety of subjects. Today, he is one of the most sought-after commentators and speakers across the country.

Divya S Iyer

Dr Divya S Iyer, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, currently undergoing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, is a medical graduate from Christian Medical College, Vellore. She has been an academic achiever with versatile talents since her student days. Driven by her passion for learning, writing and speaking, she has edited and co-edited three books-Pathfinder, The Indian Woman, The Bane of Party Drugs in India-and writes for prominent magazines and web portals. While aspiring to be among the galaxy of socially sensitive bureaucrats turned literary figures, she is also a talented singer, artist and nature lover.

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Bibliographic information

Title Applied Diplomacy: Through the Prism of Mythology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Wisdom Tree
Language: English
isbn 8183283810, 9788183283816
length xv+311p., 23cm.