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Shashi Tharoor

Born: 9-Mar-1956
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Hindu
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: India
Executive summary: UN Under Secretary General, 2002-07

Wife: Tilottama (m. 1977, div., two sons)
Son: Ishaan (twin)
Son: Kanishk (twin)
Wife: Christa Giles (Canadian UN official)

    High School: St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata
    University: St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi
    University: PhD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1978)

    UN Undersecretary-General for Communications and Public Information (2002-07)
    UN Official Interim Director, Dept. of Public Information (2001-02)
    UN Official Dir. of Communications, Office of Secretary-General (1998-2001)
    UN Official Executive Assistant to Kofi Annan (1997-98)

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Author of books:
Reasons of State (1982)
The Great Indian Novel (1989, novel)
The Five Dollar Smile and Other Stories (1990, short stories)
Show Business (1992, novel)
India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997)
Riot (2001, novel)
Kerala: God's Own Country (2002)
Nehru: The Invention of India (2003)
Bookless in Baghdad (2005)
The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cell Phone: India: The Emerging 21st Century Power (2007)

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