19 - 23 January 2023 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur

Navtej Sarna

A professional diplomat for nearly four decades, Navtej Sarna was India’s Ambassador to the United States, High Commissioner to the UK, Ambassador to Israel, and Secretary at the Foreign Ministry. He has recently authored the novel Crimson Spring. His earlier books include the novels The Exile and We Weren’t Lovers Like That, the short story collection Winter Evenings, and several works of non-fiction.


20 Jan | 05:30 PM - 06:20 PM | Venue - DURBAR HALL

90. Poems from the Sikh Tradition

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh in conversation with Navtej Sarna, introduced by Sudha Murty

21 Jan | 04:00 PM - 04:50 PM | Venue - Hawthornden Foundation MUGHAL TENT

132. India, Empire and the First World War

Santanu Das and Navtej Sarna in conversation with David Olusoga

21 Jan | 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM | Venue - DURBAR HALL

116. First Edition: Mystics and Sceptics

Namita Gokhale, Tshering Tashi, Alka Pande and Ranjit Hoskote in conversation with Pragya Tiwari Launch by Devyani Mungali, Navtej Sarna and Sidharth

20 Jan | 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM | Venue - DURBAR HALL

75. Crimson Spring

Navtej Sarna in conversation with Mandira Nayar

21 Jan | 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM | Venue - Bank of Baroda CHARBAGH

118. Work in Progress: Reimagining Our World

Toby Walsh, Marcus du Sautoy and Mukesh Bansal in conversation with Navtej Sarna

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