Pavan K. Varma

Pavan K. Varma is a writer-diplomat and politician who has authored over a dozen best-selling books, including Ghalib: The Man, The Times, The Great Indian Middle Class, The Book of Krishna, Being Indian, Becoming Indian and Chanakya’s New Manifesto. He was conferred an honorary doctorate for his contribution to diplomacy, literature, culture and aesthetics by the University of Indianapolis in 2005. Varma is the recipient of the Atta Galatta-Bengaluru Literature Festival prize, Kalinga International Literary Award and the Druk Thuksey, Bhutan’s highest civilian award. Varma’s latest book is The Great Hindu Civilisation: Achievement, Neglect, Bias and the Way Forward.

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