The Paradoxical Prime Minister
Author : Shashi Tharoor
9789388292177 | HB | pp. 306 | 2017 | Aleph Book Company
Narendra Modi is a paradoxical man. He says one thing and does another. He gives voice to a number of liberal ideas (such as the constitution being his holy book and sab ka saath, sab ka vikas), while at the same time pandering to some of the most illiberal elements in Indian society, on whom he depends for political support.
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About the Author
Shashi Tharoor is the bestselling author of seventeen previous books, both fiction and non-fiction, besides being a noted critic and columnist. His books include the path-breaking satire The Great Indian Novel (1989), the classic India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997) and the No. 1 bestsellers, An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India (2016), for which he won a Ramnath Goenka Award and Why I Am a Hindu (2018). He has won numerous literary awards for his work, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Tharoor was a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. He is a two-time member of the Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram and chairs Parliament’s External Affairs committee. He was honored with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India’s highest award for overseas Indians, in 2004 and was chosen New Age Politician of the Year by NDTV in 2010.
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