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Power and diplomacy: An insider's eye view

This is a most readable book by a discerning eyewitness but also a key participant at "centres of power"

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Shyam Saran
Centres of Power: My Years in the Prime Minister’s Office and Security Council  
Author: Chinmaya R Gharekhan
Publisher: Rupa
Pages: 336 
Price: Rs 795

Ambassador C R Gharekhan enjoys a well-earned reputation for his diplomatic artistry and for his musical artistry. He has been as much at home conducting arcane diplomatic negotiations as in hitting the high notes in vocal Hindustani classical music. His latest book, Centres of Power is written in two parts, the first covering his years of service in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the second containing a most absorbing and illuminating account of the diplomacy during the first Gulf War.

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First Published: May 25 2023 | 10:13 PM IST

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