Dr Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and a former diplomat, has become the Patron of the National Indian Students & Alumni Union (NISAU). Dr Tharoor was presented with a certificated commemorating the appointment by Sanam Arora, Founding President of NISAU on Friday 3rd march 2017. Hosted during a special ‘In Conversation with…’ event at the University of Westminster, Dr Tharoor spoke about his new book, ‘Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India’with Dr Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of India Media Centre at the University.
As Britain prepares to exit from the European Union, it is reconfiguring its role in the wider world. It may also need to reassess its imperial past. In this the media play an essential role, both historically and in the contemporary world of soft power. With India marking its 70th year of independence from Britain, Dr Shashi Tharoor, one of India’s most distinguished public intellectuals, discussed the legacies of Empire.
About Dr Shashi Tharoor
Dr. Shashi Tharoor served for nearly three decades at the United Nations, culminating as Under-Secretary General. A former Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India, he is currently a member of India’s parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs. Author of 14 previous books, Dr. Tharoor has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. For more, please visit www.shashitharoor.in
About Dr Daya Thussu
Dr Daya Thussu is Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of India Media Centre at the University of Westminster. Author or editor of 18 books, the latest being Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood (Sage, India, 2016), he is also the founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication.
About the University of Westminster Indian Media Centre
The India Media Centre is based in the University of Westminster’s Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), a leading global centre for research in visual media, arts, design and music, and the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), a leading global centre for research on communication media and social change.
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