- DATE & TIME: 09-January-2020 Thursday, 7:00 PM
- WHERE: FCC Auditorium
- A CHEQUERED BRILLIANCE
The Many Lives of V.K. KRISHNA MENON
By JAI RAM RAMESH
The well-known Author-politician will talk about his just-out book on Nehru's close friend and one of India's most controversial, and intriguing leaders of the 20th century.
At 7pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 9, 2020
At FCC AUDITORIUM
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia
AB-19 Mathura Road, Opposite Pragati Maidan Gate # 7, New Delhi-110001.
(Parking on Bhagwan Das Road, Opposite Supreme Court Gate # D)
You are cordially invited.
S Venkat Narayan
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 a 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.