Shashi Tharoor to launch his two latest books at Dallas, TX, event on September 18

A July 15, 2013, file photo of Shashi Tharoor. Credit: PIB, GOI

The author, politician and former UN diplomat will be hosted by the Dallas Indian Arts Collective.

Shashi Tharoor, a former UN diplomat and Member of India’s Lok Sabha, will launch his two latest books at an event in Dallas, TX, on September 18.

The Congress party politician — author of 17 books (which includes four novels) — will speak at a “fireside chat,” at Center Stage in the city’s Design District.

WHAT:  A Fireside Chat with Shashi Tharoor

WHERE:  The Center Stage, 111 Oak Lawn Avenue in the Design District
WHEN:  6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hosted by the Dallas Indian Arts Collective (DIAC), in partnership with Teamwork Arts, the chat will be moderated by Sanjoy Roy, founder and producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the organizers said in a press release.

Tharoor’s books two most recent books, Why I am a Hindu and Inglorious Empire — both critically acclaimed — will be available for sale at the event.

Why I am a Hindu, which was released in January, is scheduled to be released in the United States next month.

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The book presents an alternative view of Hinduism, one of the world’s oldest religions, which is different from the one promoted by Hindu nationalists.

Inglorious Empire, a withering critique of the British colonial rule of India, was released last year.

Tharoor, a leader of the of the Indian National Congress, currently represents Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in Lok Sabha, the lower chamber of India’s parliament.

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From 2012 to 2014, he served as a Minister of State for Human Resource Development. Before that, from 2009 to 2010, he served as a Minister of State in for External Affairs.

Prior to returning to India, Tharoor worked for the United Nations for more than 25 years, his last position being Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information.

One Comment

  1. Inglorious Empire is one book that should
    be read by every peace and justice loving
    citizen of this world.

    It is sad that the British have chosen to
    excise their inglorious history from school
    textbooks. Think hypocrisy. Think duplicity.

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