Mr. N. Sreenivasan was born in Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu, India as the eldest son of Sri S. Narayanaswamy Iyer and Smt. Rajammal. His father was an educationist and philanthropist in the town of Nagapattinam. In 1944, Mr. Sreenivasan joined the Persian Gulf cadre of the Government of then, British India. He continued as an Indian career diplomat after Indian Independence, serving in Iran, Germany, the USSR, the USA, Bulgaria, Egypt and Finland. Since retirement in 1986, Mr. Sreenivasan lives in Chennai, India. He is an avid raconteur with an elephantine memory, who brings back to life memories of a diplomatic career, with vividness and humour.
In this fourth volume of the series that is an autobiography based on the author's forty years with the Indian Foreign Service and its predecessor, the British Indian Foreign Service, his sole India posting in the Region Passport Office, Gujarat during the years 1984-85 takes on a special significance, with fighting against corruption and thoughts on being selfless and committed in public service.
This book is the third in a series of books that constitute the Memoirs of a retired Indian Foreign Service officer. The Memoirs recount memorable parts of the author's forty years as a diplomat. This book is based on the author's posting in Moscow during the Soviet era.
The long awaited second volume in the series, "Four Decades Through Thick & Thin - Musings of a Diplomat" is now here. This book is about the Author's stay in Iran as an Indian foreign services career official during the years 1948 - 1950. It is written in the author's characteristic style of recounting interesting real life anecdotes of an age bygone.
An autobiography capturing the early years of the author's experience-rich career in the Indian Foreign Service. Part One is a vivid narrative based in the British political residencies and agencies of the Persian Gulf of the 1940s.
The author is a retired Indian Foreign Service career diplomat. This is a short personal memoir dedicated to his Patron Saints. The memoir marks the start of a forthcoming series of books that capture the author's real experiences during forty years of diplomatic service.