This is the Bengali version of the autobiography of the Former Minister in charge of External Affairs, Kunwar Natwar Singh, One Life is Not Enough.
Summary of the Book
This is a candid autobiography of a veteran politician’s life, which also talks about his roles as a bureaucrat and a cabinet minister. Natwar Singh discusses his experiences in the political corridors of Delhi, and sets the record straight on the Volcker Controversy, among several others. He had served in the bureaucracy for 31 years, and then joined the Congress Party in 1984. He became a Minister of State in the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s council in 1985. Singh has played a significant role in some of the most important political events of independent India, including Indo-China talks and the formation of Bangladesh. He became the Minister for External Affairs when the Congress party came back to power in 2002. But his action-packed career saw its end with the Volcker Report in 2005. He had to resign to his post and eventually from the Congress party as well. He also talks about Pakistan under the rule of President Zia-ul-Haq during the 1980s, Indo-Chinese and Indo-USSR relations among several other political events of his times as a politician.
About K. Natwar Singh
Kunwar Natwar Singh was born on May 16, 1931. He studied in some of the most reputed institutions, including the Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, and Peking University in China. After serving in the IFS for about 31 years, he joined politics. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1984. Singh was a cabinet minister and served as the Minister of External Affairs of India, until his resignation, post the Volcker Report Controversy.