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Philip McDonagh

Irish Ambassador, on his new book of poems, Memories of an Ionian Diplomat, released at Delhi’s Dublin pub, where they also serve Guinness.

Philip McDonagh
Philip McDonagh
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Your book, Memories of an Ionian Diplomat, sounds a bit Greek?
Ionia was famous for science and poetry—as a meeting place between the east and west. The Ionian diplomat is Megasthenes, not me.

How did Megasthenes come centrestage?
He was the first European diplomat, posted to the court of Chandragupta Maurya in 303 BC.

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