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Shashi Tharoor

Дата рождения: 9. Март 1956
Другие имена: ششی تھرور, 沙希·塔魯爾, শশী থারুর

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and a former diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and All India Professionals Congress of the Indian National Congress.

He was previously Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs and Human Resource Development . He is a member of the Indian National Congress and served as an official spokesperson for the party from January to October 2014. Until 2007, he was a career official at the United Nations, rising to the rank of Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information in 2001. He announced his retirement after finishing second in the 2006 selection for U.N. Secretary-General to Ban Ki-moon.

Tharoor is also an acclaimed writer, having authored 16 bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction since 1981, all of which are centred on India and its history, culture, film, politics, society, foreign policy, and more. He is also the author of hundreds of columns and articles in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, and The Times of India. He was a contributing editor for Newsweek International for two years. From 2010 to 2012, he wrote a column in The Asian Age/Deccan Chronicle and, for most of 2012, until his appointment as Minister, a column in Mail Today; he also writes an internationally syndicated monthly column for Project Syndicate. He also wrote regular columns for The Indian Express , The Hindu , and The Times of India .

Tharoor is a globally recognised speaker on India's economics and politics, as well as on freedom of the press, human rights, Indian culture, and international affairs.

„India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.“

—  Shashi Tharoor

World Policy Journal, "Reflections", Volume XXI, No 2, Summer 2004 Available Online https://web.archive.org/web/20080616055809/http://www.worldpolicy.org:80/journal/articles/wpj04-2/Tharoor.html
2000s

„India shaped my mind, anchored my identity, influenced my beliefs, and made me who I am. … India matters to me and I would like to matter to India.“

—  Shashi Tharoor

The Hindu, "The Shashi Tharoor column: A departure, fictionally", Sunday, September 16, 2001 Available Online http://www.hinduonnet.com/2001/09/16/stories/13160675.htm
2000s

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„The only possible idea of India is that of a nation greater than the sum of its parts.“

—  Shashi Tharoor

The Hindu, "Strengthening Indianness ", Sunday, Jan 19, 2003, Available Online http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mag/2003/01/19/stories/2003011900240300.htm
2000s

„In building an Indian nation that takes account of the country's true Hindu heritage, we have to return to the pluralism of the national movement.“

—  Shashi Tharoor

The Hindu, "1947, first-hand ", Sunday, Aug 15, 2004 Available Online http://www.hinduonnet.com/mag/2004/08/15/stories/2004081500530300.htm
2000s

„Does NRI (Non-Resident Indian) stand for Not Really Indian or Never Relinquished India? I believe a little of both!“

—  Shashi Tharoor

Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 27, No. 3, 371-390 (2005)DOI: 10.1177/0163443705051749, © 2005 SAGE Publications, "Creating immigrant identities in cybernetic space: examples from a non-resident Indian website, Available Online http://mcs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/27/3/371
2000s

„The pluralism and the linguistic diversity of India is something of which we can truly be proud.“

—  Shashi Tharoor

The Hindu, "Things that happen only in India", Sunday, Aug 13, 2006 Available Online http://www.hindu.com/mag/2006/08/13/stories/2006081300010300.htm
2000s

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