Book discussion | Why I Am a Hindu, by Shashi Tharoor
About the book
In Why I Am a Hindu, Shashi Tharoor ranges far and wide in his study of Hinduism and delves into the faith’s most important schools of thought (such as the Advaita Vedanta). Tharoor looks at the myriad manifestations of political Hinduism in the modern era, including violence committed in the name of the faith by far-right adherents. Tharoor also makes the point that it is precisely because Hindus form the majority that India has survived as a plural, secular democracy.
About the author
Shashi Tharoor is an author, politician, and former international civil servant. Currently, a second-term Lok Sabha MP representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his nearly three-decade-long career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary-General during Kofi Annan’s leadership.
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The timing of the event is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.