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“The Balasore Papers” by K.J.S.Chatrath…..

I am happy to introduce my new book “The Balasore Papers” to you.

For having a look at ten pages of the book you may log onto              

K.J.S. Chatrath


About the author

K.J.S.Chatrath worked for the Indian Administrative Service and retired in 2003. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris for his thesis on the ‘Indo-French Diplomatic Relations’.

He has authored a number of books – mostly on the France-India interface: ‘The Foreign Policy of France’, ‘India in the Debates of the French Parliment: 1945-1988’, ‘Ver la Lumiere: A Study of the French School System’, ‘France – A Brief Bibliography’, ‘A Glance at France’ and ‘The French Collection’.

Out of these, ‘India in the Debates of the French Parliment: 1945-1988’ carried a Foreword by His Excellency the French Ambassador in India and its first copy was received by the Hon’ble President of India. The first copy of the book “Vers la Lumiere: A Study of the French School System” was received by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India. “Reminiscences: Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration” of which he was the Co- Editor, was released in September 2010 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Subsequently “The Last Post: Inscriptions on French Graves in India”, was published in March 2011. The last book that he brought out in October 2011 was “Some Vignettes of Balasore and its French Loge”.

Presently he is working on his next book on the contributions of some little known Frenchmen in India.

Besides France, his other interests are travel and trekking. He stays in Panchkula and can be contacted at  His websites are: and His blog is

List of other books by the author

1. The Foreign Policy of France;
2. The Wetlands of India (Ed.);
3. India in the Debates of the French Parliament;
4. Vers La Lumiere- A Study of the French School System;
5. Managing Better With Checklists;
6. A Glance at France;
7. Human Rights for Education and Democracy (Ed.);
8. France- A Brief Bibliography;
9. The Joy of Mental Health (Ed.);
10. The French Collection;
11. Reminiscences: Lal Bahadur National Academy of Administration (Co-Editor);
12. The Last Post: Inscriptions on French Graves in India;
13. Some Vignettes of Balasore & its French Loge.

  Photographs  and text by K.J.S.Chatrath.

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2 Responses to ““The Balasore Papers” by K.J.S.Chatrath…..”

  1. Aparna says:

    Hello Mr. Rath. congrats for your new book. can you please give a free copy of this book as i am a student of sociology.


    • chat says:

      @ Ms. Aparna: Thanks for your interest in the book. It has been published on ‘print on demand’ basis under which the author does not get any free complimenhary copies. So my apologies I will not be able to supply you with a free copy. You may like to read 10 pages of the book by logging on to….. Regards.KJS Chatrath

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