Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor is an elected member of India's parliament and chairs its Foreign Affairs Committee.

He is the prize-winning author of sixteen books, including, most recently, Inglorious Empire: What the British Did To India.

India-Pakistan Partition

The Partition: The British game of 'divide and rule'

Before leaving India, the British made sure a united India would not be possible.

The Partition: The British game of 'divide and rule'

Politics

The need for a museum on British colonisation of India

The decolonisation of the mind is among the greatest challenges today's Indians have to face.

The need for a museum on British colonisation of India

Business & Economy

India embraces the Welfare State

Legislative endeavours by the government may have wide popular appeal, but skepticism suggests politics are at play.

India embraces the Welfare State

Politics

India's democratic tempest

Results of India's state assembly polls confounded pollsters, surprised pundits and shook the political establishment.

India's democratic tempest

Politics

Burmese days

As the US and China rush to take advantage of Myanmar's new openness, India plays a quieter role supporting democracy.

Burmese days

Politics

New India, old Europe

India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the ECC, the predecessor to today's EU.

New India, old Europe

Politics

India's nuclear path

Manmohan Singh may snub Australia over a refusal to sell uranium to the south Asian nation.

India's nuclear path

Politics

India's functioning anarchy

Despite British-style parliamentary procedures, Indian parliament ferquently dissolves into chaos and farce.

India's functioning anarchy

Politics

Is Afghanistan ready?

India, which has key interests in the war ravaged nation, doesn't believe Afghanistan is ready for US troops to leave.

Is Afghanistan ready?

Politics

India gives

In the recent India-Africa summit in Ethiopia, India emerged as a source rather than a recipient of foreign aid.

India gives

Politics

Obama dismayed as India rejects arms deal

India's recent decision not to buy $10bn worth of US warplanes has irritated some politicians and the defence industry.

Obama dismayed as India rejects arms deal