Shashi Tharoor in town


by Sunny
19th April, 2006 at 2:28 am    

This, from a press release I have.

Talk : Terrorism, Tolerance and the Global Imagination
20 April 7.00 pm
Nehru Centre

Born in London in 1956, Shashi Tharoor got his PhD at the age of 22 from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. Since 1978, he has worked for the United Nations and is currently the Under Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information. Author of numerous articles, short stories and commentaries in Indian and Western publications, he is the winner of several journalism and literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

Shashi Tharoor’s books include Reasons of State (1982), a scholarly study of Indian foreign policy; The Great Indian Novel (1989), a political satire; The Five-Dollar Smile & Other Stories (1990); the novels Riot (2001) and Show Business (1991), which was made into a motion picture titled Bollywood; a study of independent India, India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997); a biography, Nehru: The Invention of India (2003) and a collection of literary essays, Bookless in Baghdad (2005).

Shashi Tharoor received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in International Affairs from the University of Puget Sound in May 2000. In January 1998, he was named by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as a Global Leader of Tomorrow.

He is the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

More about him on his website.


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  1. Expose — on 19th April, 2006 at 4:30 am  

    You left out a relevant part of Tharoor’s bio.
    He was born of Indian parents and was raised in India.
    And he received his Bachelors from Delhi’s St.Stephen’s College, which also happens to be one of India’s finest. Not to mention Zia – ul – Haq’a and my alm mater.

  2. Refresh — on 19th April, 2006 at 12:23 pm  

    An impressive character and would be very interested in what he has to say on his chosen topic.

    Is anyone willing to attend and report back or better point to any published material on the topic?

  3. Sunny — on 19th April, 2006 at 1:41 pm  

    With a name like Tharoor expose, I’d be surprised if anyone didn’t think he was Indian :P

    Refresh – I can’t go… playing badminton during that time unfortunately :(

  4. Bonnie Prince Vickie — on 19th April, 2006 at 1:56 pm  

    well i might have gone but its at 7 pm… to late for me since it takes roughly about 1:30 hrs to get to London from here.

  5. Refresh — on 19th April, 2006 at 4:45 pm  

    Shame – can you get hold advance notes of his talk? Consider it a part of networking for the greater enlightenment.

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