TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian Foreign Service officer and author who has been the Indian High Commissioner to Singapore and Pakistan. He has considerable experience in South Asia policy issues and considered an expert on Pakistan studies, including heading the Division of the Ministry of External Affairs for Pakistan Afghanistan and Iran (PAI) division. From 6 June 2013 till his retirement on 31 December 2015, Raghavan was the High Commissioner of India to Pakistan. After retirement he has authored two books- the first a biography of two Mughal nobles and the other a study of India Pakistan relations. In July 2018 he was appointed Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs

He is a historian with three well received books. The first is entitled Attendant Lords: Bairam Khan and Abdur Rahim, Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India. It was published by HarperCollins in 2017 and was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize for medieval Indian history by the Indian History Congress in December 2017. His second book is also published by HarperCollins and is entitled The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan. His latest book is entitled History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and their Quest for India's Past (HarperCollins, 2020).


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