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Words, Words, Words

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Words, Words, Words: Adventures in Diplomacy is more than just a memoir. It is diplomatic history, a meticulously recorded account of the variety of bilateral and multilateral diplomatic negotiations in which T.P. Sreenivasan was involved, written in his inimitable style with a touch of humour. It reveals the circumstances that brought India into confrontation with the rest of the Commonwealth on the question of the re-election of Sir Sridath Ramphal, the successful efforts of India during the summits in Havana and in New Delhi to preserve the principles of non-alignment, India's handling of the Iraq crisis as a member of the Security Council, and her role in tempering the reformist zeal of Boutros Ghali's Agenda of Peace'. Although specialization is not a strong point of the Indian Foreign Service, T.P. Sreenivasan has been able to specialize in multilateral diplomacy, having dealt with various aspects of the United Nations in New York , New Delhi, Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. He brings out the dynamics, indeed the magic, of multilateralism in his intimate account.