Shashi Tharoor is an innovative writer began writing at the age of 6. His first published story appeared in the 'Bharat Jyoti' in Mumbai when he was 10. The author's writings are often centered in Indian theme and also 'indo-nostalgic elements'. Many of his writings give the same impression. Dr. Tharoor is also the award-winning author of nine books, as well as hundreds of articles, op-eds and book reviews in a wide range of publications. He has served for two years as a Contributing Editor and occasional columnist for 'Newsweek International'. Since April 2001 he has authored a fortnightly column in 'The Hindu' and since January 2007 in 'The Times of India' as well. Since 1978 Shashi has been with the UN. At that time he joined the UN High Commission for Refugees in Geneva. Shashi Tharoor served the UN in various capacities before assuming the office of the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information of the United Nations in 2001. In this capacity, he is responsible for the communication strategy, enhancing the image and effectiveness of the UN. In 2003, the Secretary-General appointed him United Nations Coordinator for Multilingualism.
'Reasons of State', written in 1982, is a Political Development and also India's Foreign Policy Under Indira Ghandi. In this non-fiction of Tharoor's Nehru's contradictions are slurred over as if merely a source of amusement, but Jinna is treated as a pathological cynic while the British are alternately clumsy and reactionary. Tharoor's treatment of Churchill is as harsh as it is shallow. This book gives a quick bio of Nehru. This is an excellent write-up of Tharoor. It can be mentioned as the major works on Nehru. This book is easy to read because of its clear and straightforward writing style. This creation of Shashi Tharoor is a most enjoyable interpretive history of Nehru's amazing life. This book has the capability to bring tears in reader's eyes when Nehru dies in the story. This is a rare example in case of non-fiction. Tharoor gives a better context for understanding contradictory statements. He made the readers question what Nehru and the freedom fighters would think of India and the world today. This is a masterpiece of the author Shashi Tharoor.
The Arcade publishing in 1982 publishes this book, which is a great piece of work by Shashi Tharoor.
"Reasons of States" is a non-fiction of Shashi Tharoor among five other pieces by the author. From this book a clear and crisp picture of Nehru comes up with full grace. The book was actually Tharoor's doctoral dissertation on the first reign of Indira Gandhi from 1066 to 1972. The thesis work ultimately became the book that drawn praises from different intellectuals.
(Last Updated on : 18-07-2014)
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