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He was Under- Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information during the tenure of Kofi Annan and was the runner up in the election to replace him in He is an acclaimed novelist, author and newspaper columnist. He has 11 books and hundreds of articles to his name. His non-fiction titles include Nehru, the Invention of India and India: He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Indian cricket, which he has followed avidly from afar, and has played in such cricketing hotbeds as Singapore and Geneva.
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Shadows Across the Playing Field: 60 Years of India Pakistan Cricket
Have doubts regarding this product? Safe and Secure Payments. Shashi Tharoor After taking his doctorate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, Shashi Tharoor worked for the United Nations in various humanitarian, peace-keeping and management roles for nearly thirty years. He has had a lifelong interest in cricket and over the past ten years has played a pivotal role in cricketing relations between India and Pakistan.
You clearly get the drift that he believes India to more advanced, secular and tolerating and.
Shadows Across the Playing Field : 60 Years of India-Pakistan Cricket
He also gives a chronological account of all India Pakistan matches since the independence. It becomes a little tiring to read after a point in time.
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Shadows Across the Playing Field - 60 years of India-Pakistan Cricket
Shashi Tharoor is a member of the Indian Parliament from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala. He is also a prolific author, columnist, journalist and a human rights advocate. Tharoor has written numerous books in English. His novel Show Business was made into the film 'Bollywood'