Author: Sheila Gujral
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0333 93812 7
A Riveting first person narrative of life behind the iron curtain, this candid account of the inner workings of diplomatic life in the former USSR, transports the reader right into the midst of its frozen realms.
A Riveting first person narrative of life behind the iron curtain, Shiela Gujral's candid account of the inner workings of diplomatic life in the former USSR, transports the reader right into the midst of its frozen realms.
Her fascinating observations and responses to her travels to various parts of the former Soviet Union - be it Siberia, Leningrad, Samarkand or Tashkent, are of vital interest. The intriguing anecdotes about people she encountered during these visits, offer an insight into the lives of the people of the erstwhile Soviet Union.
Some delightful impromptu poetry which she wrote in response4 to the manifold stimuli that the entire experience awarded her with, also find a place in this book.
The book is written in a lucid and engaging style and the poetic and humane insights into diplomatic and political affairs of the former USSR, make it an important record of events and impressions during a critical period of Indo-Russian relations.
- K R Narayanan, President of India
An Elated Mood
A Smooth Adjustment
Independence Day Celebrations
A Peep into Siberia
Dewali Away from Home
I Discovered My Better Half
A Brief Sojourn in India
A Week of Perfect Bliss
Manifestation of God in an Atheist Land
The Upbeat Swing
Shah Commission - An Unexpected Boon for Me
An Unprecedented Welcome
The Duel Between Boy and Spirit
I Discovered the Daughter-in-Law of My Dreams
A Hard-earned Rest
Back to the Grind
On a High Tide
A Sudden Collapse
The Period of Extremities
The Test of My Nerves
The Spirit Revived
Mrs. Gandhi Back to Power
IK in Delhi to Welcome Gromyko
Return of the Ambassador Unpredicatable Happenings
A New Revelation