Erudite. Succinct. Knowledgeable. That’s how I would describe Sashi Tharoor, the author of books such as the novels Riot, Show Business, and The Great Indian Novel, and nonfiction works India: From Midnight to the Millennium. His latest is a book which addresses the father of modern India. No, not the Mahatma as most of us have come to believe, but Jawaharlal Nehru.
Tharoor is also a witty orator. Not to be missed! He will read from his latest book on Saturday, January 3, 2004. The reading and discussion that will follow will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University. This event is sponsored by America India Foundation and the South Asian Initiative. It’s co-sponsored by the South Asian Journalists Association.
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the names and affiliations of those who will attend. Please note: a few signed hard-cover copies of NEHRU will be available for purchase on the day of the event.[Suggested donation for AIF well-wishers: $5]