Monday, April 19, 2010

Writers’ behind Shashi Tharoor

One of India’s best known non-fiction authors, Shashi Tharoor, who Sunday quit as junior foreign affairs minister, should focus on his literary pursuits at this juncture, says the writers’ fraternity. Interviews by IANS found the literati guarded but “solidly behind the former minister”.

The minister of state for external affairs quit the cabinet Sunday night over a controversy surrounding the Indian Premier League (IPL) Kochi franchise.

Writer Shashi Tharoor and the politician Shashi Tharoor are two unrelated personas, said chief editor of Harper Collins V.K. Karthika, when queried by IANS on the controversy that cost him his job.

Full report here Thaindian

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