is an Indian
author-columnist, and diplomat, who is the present Indian Ambassador to Israel
. The Hindu
, March 30, 2008.
He was born in Jalandhar
to noted writer in Punjabi, Mohinder Singh Sarna, and passed out of the 1980 Class of Indian Foreign Service
. Before holding this post, he was Joint Secretary for external publicity at the Ministry of External Affairs
(MEA) , since October 2002, Hindustan Times
, October 16, 2002. Hindustan Times
, September 14, 2008.
Previously as a diplomat served in Moscow, Warsaw, Thimphu, Geneva, Teheran and Washington, DC Rediff.com
He also writes short stories, and book reviews. His first novel published was We Weren't Lovers Like That
in 2003, The Hindu
,January 4, 2004. followed by The Book of Nanak in the same year, his latest, The Exile
, published in 2008, is based on the life of Duleep Singh
, the last Maharaja of Lahore, and son Raja Ranjit Singh
, October 15, 2008.
- Folk Tales of Poland, Sterling Publications, 1991. ISBN 812071072X.
- We Weren't Lovers Like That. Penguin, May 2003. ISBN......