Book Discussion on 'A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V.K. Krishna Menon' by Jairam Ramesh

Book Discussion on 'A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V.K. Krishna Menon' by Jairam Ramesh
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 Add to Calendar 2020-01-29 15:30:00 2020-01-29 17:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Book Discussion on 'A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V.K. Krishna Menon' by Jairam Ramesh Discussants:  Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, former Indian Ambassador to the EU, China, and Belgium Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha About the Book: This is a compelling biography of one of India's most controversial and consequential public figures. V.K. Krishna Menon continues to command our attention not just because he was Jawaharlal Nehru's confidant and soulmate but also for many of his own political and literary accomplishments. A relentless crusader for Indian independence in the UK in the 1930s and 1940s, he was a global star at the United Nations in the 1950s before he was forced to resign as defence minister in the wake of the India-China war of 1962. Meticulously researched and based entirely on new archival material, this book reveals Krishna Menon in all his capabilities and contradictions. It is also a rich history of the tumultuous times in which he lived and which he did so much to shape. About the Author: Jairam Ramesh, a Rajya Sabha MP, was Union minister between 2006 and 2014, holding several key portfolios including environment and forests. He is the author of several well-known books including Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature and Intertwined Lives: P.N. Haksar and Indira Gandhi. Books will be available for sale at the venue   Please RSVP at president.cpr@cprindia.org. The seating at the venue can accommodate up to 60 people on a first come first serve basis. Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research

Discussants: 
Chandrashekhar Dasgupta, former Indian Ambassador to the EU, China, and Belgium
Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

About the Book:
This is a compelling biography of one of India's most controversial and consequential public figures. V.K. Krishna Menon continues to command our attention not just because he was Jawaharlal Nehru's confidant and soulmate but also for many of his own political and literary accomplishments. A relentless crusader for Indian independence in the UK in the 1930s and 1940s, he was a global star at the United Nations in the 1950s before he was forced to resign as defence minister in the wake of the India-China war of 1962.

Meticulously researched and based entirely on new archival material, this book reveals Krishna Menon in all his capabilities and contradictions. It is also a rich history of the tumultuous times in which he lived and which he did so much to shape.

About the Author:
Jairam Ramesh, a Rajya Sabha MP, was Union minister between 2006 and 2014, holding several key portfolios including environment and forests. He is the author of several well-known books including Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature and Intertwined Lives: P.N. Haksar and Indira Gandhi.

Books will be available for sale at the venue
 

Please RSVP at president.cpr@cprindia.orgThe seating at the venue can accommodate up to 60 people on a first come first serve basis.