India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in Our Time, by Shashi Tharoor, offers insight into India's transformation, transition, and evolution as one of the most influential countries in the world.
Summary of the Book
India has been on the road of continuous transformation for decades now, and currently, it is said to be at a very crucial juncture. It is undergoing great transitions in its political and economic spheres. With ever-changing phenomena, India still faces myriad problems in social and economic sectors. Shashi Tharoor elaborately discusses the factors that will decide where India will be heading towards in the near future. This book intrigues readers by making them ponder upon the dire necessities India has to take care of immediately. With his exceptional knowledge and experience in chronicling India's evolution as an important geopolitical destination for the entire world, Tharoor delves into the country's complex issues in a lucid way. This thought-provoking book provides a vast ocean of information and up-to-date scenarios of the country for any reader who would want to understand the present day status of world's biggest democracy.
About Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor, born in 1956 in London, is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the India International Centre in New Delhi, and the American PEN Center (SAJA). He completed his B. A. in History from St. Stephen's College and obtained his Ph. D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has worked for the United Nations since May 1978. He initially worked as the Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in New York. Tharoor has won many journalism and literary awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.