Walking with Lions

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Walking with Lions PDF ebook download About the Book: Walking with Lions: Tales from a DiplomaticPast The story goes, apocryphal perhaps, that one day the Ugandandictator, Idi Amin, told his foreign minister that the countrysname must be changed to Idi, and he should inform the UN and allother international bodies. A week passed. President Aminthensummoned the minister and asked, Did you carry out my orders? Hereplied saying that there was a problem. What problem? ThePresident inquired. Your Excellency, there is a country calledCyprus. The people are called Cypriots. If Uganda were to be calledIdi, we would be called Idiots. There are few leaders that K. Natwar Singh, in a diplomaticcareer spanning more than three decades, has not known-and fewerstill about whom he has no story to tell. In Walking with Lions:Tales from a Diplomatic Past, Singh puts together fifty episodesthat entertain, inform and illuminate. Featured here is Indira Gandhi as a statesman and friend,alongside other renowned figures such as Fidel Castro, HaileSelassie and Zia-ul-Haq. Singh analyses some personalities withdisarming candour, among them Morarji Desai and Lord Mountbatten;at other times, his admiration for leaders like C.Rajagopalalchariand Nelson Mandela shines through. In these pages you will alsofind a rare, fascinating glimpse of Godman Chandraswami and hiscohort Mamaji, and their interaction with a surprisingly submissiveIron Lady Margaret Thatcher. Besides, there are short tributes toartists, writers, cricketers and film stars,like M.F.Husain, NadineGordimer, Don Bradman and Dev Anand. Recounted with empathy and humour, this collection of storiesfrom contemporary history is a warm, unaffected and reassuringreminder that the great too can be as fallible as the rest ofus. The book is a collection of witty and revealing tales ofpoliticians and foreign dignitaries which you haven't heardbefore Provides an insiders view of politics and diplomacy About the Author: K. Natwar Sing K. Natwar Singh is a well-known author, diplom

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