Shashi Tharoor is a bestselling author, public intellectual, and former diplomat. He is a three-time member of the Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram and chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers. He has been Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. An author of more than 20 books, fiction and non-fiction, his major works are The Great Indian Novel, An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India, The Battle of Belonging: On Nationalism, Patriotism, and What it Means to be Indian, and The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi and His India. He has won numerous literary awards, including Sahitya Akademi Award, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Ramnath Goenka Award, and the Crossword Lifetime Achievement Award.
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