S. D. Muni

The author of the book Professor S.D. Muni is an internationally acknowledged scholar of Nepalese and South Asian affairs. After completing his Ph.D, he has taught and conducted research at the University of Rajasthan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University and National University of Singapore for forty years. Author and Editor of more than two dozen books and monographs, Professor Muni contributed about 200 papers and articles to reputed research Journals and popular magazines in India and abroad. He has had extensive international academic assignments including in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, Sweden and Singapore. Professor Muni gathered diplomatic experience by serving as India’s Ambassador and Special Envoy in SE Asian countries. He was bestowed with Sri Lanka’s highest national award for a foreigner, the ‘Sri Lanka Ratna’ in 2005, by the then President of Sri Lanka. He is very widely known for his support for Nepal’s struggle for an inclusive democratic and republican polity. The Venkateshwara University of Tirupati (A.P. India) gave him a ‘Life Time Achievement’ Award in 2014. Presently he is Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and HonoraryDistinguished Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India.

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