Shashi Tharoor seems to delight in treading on sacred territory.
His last book took on the colossus that was the British Empire, and now Tharoor turns his piercing gaze closer home as he steps into the fraught, contentious Hinduism battlefield to reclaim his faith.
And in Why I Am a Proud Hindu, the impassioned – and hyper-articulate – Tharoor talks intimately of the personal and political faces of Hinduism, why he calls it “the perfect religion” and why he’s a secularist who can keep the faith.
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