Pride of Palakkad: Dr. Shashi Tharoor bags Shahitya Akademi Award 2019 for his book, “An Era of Darkness”
Former UN Official, author, orator, politician and Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Shashi Tharoor has bagged the Sahitya Akademy Award 2019 in the creative non-fiction in English language for his book titled: An Era of Darkness: The British Empire India.
Apparently, the multi-facted personality, hailing from Palakkad District of Kerala has won the prestigious award for this book written in English, titled: “An Era of Darkness: The British Empire India,” published in 2016.
Although, Dr. Tharoor was born in London, the UK, his graduation was from the renowned Saint Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1975, three years later, he earned his doctorate in International Relations and Affairs from the prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Dr. Shashi Tharoor rose up the career under the UN and became the Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public. He plunged into politics and joined the Congress. Dr. Shashi Tharoor was the Union Minister of State for Externational Affairs in the UPA Government.
Known for his exquisite English accent and amazing grasp of English language, Dr. Tharoor is extremely beautiful writer at the same an amazing orator as well. His other books include Why I Am A Hindu, Paradoxical Prime Minister and Inglorious Empire.