India's elections and the cost of colonialism: Dr Sashi Tharoor

From Saturday Morning, 10:05 am on 11 May 2024
Shashi Tharoor and the cover of his book 'The Struggle for India's Soul'

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In a crucial year for India, millions of voters are going to the polls in the mammoth six-week election in the most populous country on earth.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hoping to secure a rare third term as the poll hits the mid point.

Internationally acclaimed author of twenty-five books, Dr Shashi Tharoor is a third-term Member of Parliament for the Congress and former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Dr Tharoor is appearing in conversation with Linda Clark in 'The Year the World Votes' at the Auckland Writers Festival.