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The University of Edinburgh and our India and South Asia Liaison Office is delighted to welcome for its fourth annual India day celebrations, Indian politician and former diplomat Dr. Shashi Tharoor.

Dr. Tharoor will deliver a lecture on Looking Back at the British Raj in India and will touch upon how the British Raj has shaped the narrative around India-UK relations. In his most recent publication, 'Inglorious Empire; What the British did to India', Tharoor, provides a bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, exposing the devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain's stained Indian legacy.

Dr. Tharoor has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his nearly three-decade long career at the UN, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary-General during Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organisation.

Born in London, Dr Tharoor was educated in India and the United States, completing a PhD in 1978 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 1998 the World Economic Forum in Davos named him a ‘Global Leader of Tomorrow’.

A book signing of Dr Tharoor's latest publication, 'Inglorious Empire', will be available for a short time after the lecture.

Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the lecture starting.

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