Release of Ambassador Rajamony's book in the presence of the King and Queen

The King of the Netherlands receives first copy of book on India and the Netherlands authored by Indian Ambassador Venu Rajamony

A book authored by India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Venu Rajamony titled "India and the Netherlands - Past, Present and Future" was released yesterday (September 30, 2019) in Amsterdam at a seminar attended by the King and Queen of the Netherlands. The first copy was received by HM King Willem Alexander in the presence of a large number of distinguished guests including the Dutch Minister for Education, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam and Ambassadors of 26 countries.

the King and Queen visited the 12th century Nataraja statue in the Museum and also interacted with select representatives who embody the Indo-Dutch connection in the fields of business, science, culture, sports, food and health.

Ambassador Venu Rajamony’s book is an encyclopaedia of the cross-cultural legacy between India and the Netherlands. It highlights the significant place India occupied in the Dutch world view and the relationship between the two nations secured by strong economic ties and vibrant exchanges in the fields of culture, sports, and yoga. The book presents vivid snapshots of relations between the two nations over the centuries. It brings to life the compelling personalities whose contributions shaped the Indo-Dutch discourse and also skilfully strings together nuggets of little-known information. It reminds that India and the Netherlands, above all, share a cultural and intellectual resilience, which has outlasted the challenges of change. It also emphasises the bilateral strength of present-day ties, and the infinite mutual potential that the future holds for India and the Netherlands