Shashi Tharoor is not a name that needs introduction – but he does, inarguably, need admiration. Because the politician-diplomat-author has mastered the art of urbanely and frequently stirring things up!
His last book took on the colossus that was the British Empire, and he most recently turned his piercing gaze to the Hinduism battlefield to reclaim his faith with Why I Am a Hindu.
But really, the landscape of Shashi Tharoor’s imagination seems to return, relentlessly and from different inflection points, to the very idea of India in all its fervid complexity.
And in Shashi’s Mantras, we dived into conversation with the impassioned – and hyper-articulate – Tharoor on Hinduism, Nehru, the Constitution – and the increasing perils of a polarising world.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
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