About Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Dr Shashi Tharoor is a politician, an author, and a former international civil servant. Currently, he is serving his third term as Lok Sabha MP representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency.
Before turning to politics, he had a career as a diplomat at the United Nations for nearly three-decade. He served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary-General during Kofi Annan's leadership of the organisation.
Dr Tharoor is also an award-winning author of both fiction as well as non-fiction books. Since 1981 he has authored 19 books, most are centred on India and its history, culture, film, politics, society, foreign policy etc.