The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on INDIA – The Emerging 21st-Century Power ~ Shashi Tharoor

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Interest in India has never been greater. Here Shashi Tharoor, one of the subcontinentÕs most respected writers and diplomats, offers precious insights into this complex, multifaceted land, which despite its dazzling diversity of languages, customs, and cultures remainsÑmore than 60 years after its foundingÑthe worldÕs largest democracy.

He describes the vast changes that have transformed this once sleeping giant into a world leader in science and technology, a nation once poverty-stricken that now boasts a middle class of over 300 million people as large as the entire population of the United States! Artfully combining hard facts and statistics with opinion and observation, Tharoor discusses the strengths and weaknesses of his rapidly evolving homeland in five areas – politics, economics, culture, society, and sports and takes a fresh look at the world’s second most populous country.


Shashi Tharoor
was born in London and brought up in Bombay and Calcutta. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the Times of India, and Foreign Affairs. A human rights activist and winner of a Commonwealth Writers Prize, he is currently a member of the Indian Parliament and lives in New Dehli, India.

Shashi Tharoor on his book”The Elephant, The Tiger and The cellphone on MBA Grand

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