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DELHI-CHUNGKING AUTOGRAPHED BOOK BY KPS MENON Ist EDITION 1947
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DELHI-CHUNGKING AUTOGRAPHED BOOK BY KPS MENON Ist EDITION 1947
DELHI-CHUNGKING AUTOGRAPHED BOOK BY KPS MENON Ist EDITION 1947
DELHI-CHUNGKING AUTOGRAPHED BOOK BY KPS MENON Ist EDITION 1947
DELHI-CHUNGKING AUTOGRAPHED BOOK BY KPS MENON Ist EDITION 1947

DELHI-CHUNGKING AUTOGRAPHED BOOK BY KPS MENON Ist EDITION 1947

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HI, GREETINGS ---- YOU ARE WELCOME TO MY LISTING PAGE. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING MY ITEM. I INVITE YOU TO RELAX, STAY A WHILE AND BROWSE THROUGH THE DETAILS.

YOU ARE BIDDING ON/BUYING A VINTAGE BOOK- DELHI CHUNGKING . {FIRST EDITION 1947} SIGNED BY MR KPS MENON . 257 FINE PAGES, HARD COVER. PRINTED IN INDIA AT OXFORD UNIV PRESS SEE SCAN. THE SOFT PRINTED COVER/DUST JACKET IS WORN OUT A LOT FROM ALL CORNERS. MINOR FAULTS ON THE HARD COVER. NOTHING IS GOING THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COVER. WHAT EVER MINOR FAULTS ARE ON THE COVER ARE ONLY ON THE COVER AND ARE MINOR. INSIDE ALL PAGES ARE INTACT AND IN FINE CONDITION. NO TEXT ANYWHERE IS MISSING. ITS A RARE AND SCARCE, HARD TO GET BOOK , THAT TOO SIGNED/AUTOGRAPHED BY KPS MENON. VERY FEW COPIES MUST HAVE BEEN PRINTED IN THOSE DAYS.

ALONG WITH THE BOOK A PHILATELIC COVER IS ALSO BEING PROVIDED. THIS COVER WAS ONCE POSTED TO MR KPS MENON FROM CHINA. THIS IS ALSO A RARE COLLECTIBLE.

AN AWESOME OBJECT TO POSSESS. DO NOT LET THIS GET AWAY. WOULD GROW IN VALUE AS TIME PASSES BY.

ABOUT THIS BOOK- FOREWORD IS BY JAWAHARLAL NEHRU WHO LATER BECAME THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF FREE INDIA.

"IN 1944 INDIA'S DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVE IN CHINA MADE AN OVERLAND JOURNEY BY HORSE, YAK, FOOT, STATION WAGON AND AEROPLANE TO CHUNGKING. THIS IS THE DIARY OF HIS 125 DAY PILGRIMAGE-- A DIARY NOT MEANT FOR PUBLICATION, IN WHICH WE CAN COMFORTABLY ENJOY THE FATIGUES OF CROSSING THE ROOF OF THE WORLD, SHARE BANQUETS OF SEA SLUGS, VODKA AND GOOD TALK AND LISTEN TO THE RANDOM THOUGHTS OF A FULL AD MOST COMPANIONABLE MAN.

KUMARA PADMANABHA SIVASANKARA MENON WAS BORN IN OCT 1898 AND EDUCATED AT THE MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE AND CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD. HE TOOK A FIRST CLASS I HISTORY AT OXFORD AND STOOD FIRST IN THE I.C.S. EXAMINATION IN LONDON IN 1921. HE WAS THE FIRST INDIAN TO BE RECRUITED TO THE FOREIGN AND POLITICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (SUBSEQUENTLY CALLED THE INDIAN POLITICAL SERVICE), AND HAS SERVED IN MANY PARTS OF INDIA, IN CEYLON, ZANZIBAR, KENYA AND TANGANYIKA AS WELL AS IN CHINA. HE ATTENDED THE SAN FRANSISCO CONFERENCE IN 1945 AS CHIEF ADVISER TO THE INDIAN DELEGATION, AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE INDIAN DELEGATION TO THE U.N.O. ASSEMBLY HELD AT THE NEW YORK IN 1946. IN 1947 HE WENT TO NANKING AS INDIA'S FIRST AMBASSADOR TO THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. "

AUTOGRAPH/SIGNATURE ON THE BOOK IS GENUINE & ORIGINAL. THE BUYER HAS TO SATISFY HIMSELF BEFORE MAKING THE BID FROM HIS OWN SOURCES, THERE WOULD BE NO RETURNS FOR WHATSOEVER REASONS. THIS BOOK IS A FAMILY HEIRLOOM, AS THE PERSON WHO RECEIVED THE BOOK WAS MY RELATIVE. AND USED TO WORK IN THE OFFICE OF MR KPS MENON. THE ID CARD OF MY RELATIVE IS DISPLAYED ABOVE. THE ID CARD IS NOT FOR SALE. I SHALL PROVIDE YOU HIGH PIXEL SCANNED IMAGES (Only) OF THE SAME AS PROVENANCE.
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