About the Author:
Indian diplomat, politician, and author Pavan K. Varma is well-known for his varied career in both writing and public service. His background and accomplishments are summarised here:
Early Years and Education: Pavan K. Varma was born in Delhi, India, on August 5, 1953. He continued his study at Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College, where he graduated with a degree in History. Later, at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, he earned his master’s degree in international politics.
Career in the Indian Foreign Service: Pavan K. Varma joined the IFS in 1976 and over the years has worked in a variety of diplomatic positions. He travelled to many nations on diplomatic business, including Bhutan, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Author: With many published works under his belt, Pavan K. Varma is a prolific writer. His publications cover a wide range of subjects, including politics, diplomacy, history, and culture. His notable works include the following:
“The Great Indian Middle Class”
The book “Being Indian: The Truth about Why the 21st Century Will Be India’s”
The “The Book of Krishna”
“Adi Shankaracharya: The Greatest Thinker in Hinduism”
The “Chanakya’s New Manifesto: To Resolve the Crisis Within India”
The book “Ghalib: The Man, The Times”
In addition to his literature and diplomatic work, Pavan K. Varma has been heavily involved in Indian politics. He became a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) and worked as the group’s spokesperson. Additionally, he has served as a Rajya Sabha member for the state of Bihar.
Engagement in Social and Cultural Initiatives: Varma has taken part in a number of social and cultural initiatives aimed at promoting Indian culture and values. His efforts in this area have included talks, debates, and advocacy for safeguarding India’s intellectual and cultural traditions.