Dinesh K. Patnaik

Dinesh K. Patnaik, a senior Indian diplomat, popular among the diplomatic and community circles for his out-of-the box ideas and his outspoken speeches, has infused new vigour in the UK-India relations. An avid reader himself, Patnaik has injected his enthusiasm in the outreach and public activities of the High Commission. Before coming to UK, Patnaik was India’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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