Interest in India has never been greater. Here Shashi Tharoor, one of the subcontinents most respected writers and diplomats, offers precious insights into this complex, multifaceted land, which despite its dazzling diversity of languages, customs, and cultures remains more than 60 years after its founding the world's largest democracy. He describes the vast changes that have transformed this once sleeping giant into a world leader in science and technology, a nation once poverty-stricken that now boasts a middle class of over 300 million people as large as the entire population of the United States! Artfully combining hard facts and statistics with opinion and observation, Tharoor discusses the strengths and weaknesses of his rapidly evolving homeland in five areas politics, economics, culture, society, and sports and takes a fresh look at the world's second most populous country.
Novelist and former United Nations official Shashi Tharoor's compilation of journalistic tidbits about India
This book by former under-secretary general of the United Nations and prolific author Shashi Tharoor
Essays offering insight into India’s global role in this century and its prevailing paradoxes
Shashi Tharoor is a reliable ad man for what's starting to be called "Brand India." Even as an undersecretary general of the United Nations, he made no secret of being a booster for his country.