Appearing In: New Powers and Fading Forces
"India matters to me and I would like to matter to India"
Shashi Tharoor is a legendary Indian former international civil cervant, diplomat, politician, writer and public intellectual. s the former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations. Following his long career at the UN, which included key responsibilities in peace-keeping after the Cold War. He was evelcted to parliament in 2009 and is currently the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs in India and a third-term Lok Sabha MP.
On top of his trailblaizing career as a politican, Tharoor is a best-selling author of both novels and non-fiction. His classic The Great Indian Novel is now required reading on post-colonial literature courses around the world, and his An Era of Darkness has become a seminal examination of British imperial rule in India. Until 2013 Shashi was India's most-followed politician on Twitter, until being overtaken by Narendra Modi. His speech at the Oxford Union has been viewed over 10 million times.
"One of India’s most articulate liberals and a leading voice of those who reject the aggressively fundamentalist strains of Hindu nationalism.” Financial Times
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