Navtej Sarna - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
3:15 pm

Fields of Fire: Conflicts Around the World

Navtej Sarna, Nitin Pai, Talmiz Ahmad with Neena Gopal

Day 2
4:30 pm
The Blue Couch

Crimson Spring

Navtej Sarna with Mita Kapur


Navtej Sarna is the author most recently of the novel, Crimson Spring, which has won the KLF award for the Best Fiction Book of 2022. His earlier books include the novels The Exile and We Weren’t Lovers Like That; the short story collection Winter Evenings; works of non-fiction Second Thoughts, The Book of Nanak and Indians at Herod’s Gate; and the translations Savage Harvest and Zafarnama.

A professional diplomat for nearly four decades, Sarna was India’s Ambassador to the United States, High Commissioner to the UK and Ambassador to Israel. He has also served as Secretary to the Government of India and as the Foreign Office Spokesperson. His earlier diplomatic assignments were in Moscow, Warsaw, Thimphu, Tehran, Geneva and Washington DC.