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Literary Event, Sun 1 Jul 2018, £15-£40

The Author

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Why I Am a Hindu (2018), Tharoor’s latest book, offers a profound re-examination of Hinduism, one of the world’s oldest and greatest religious traditions. Opening with a frank and touching reflection on his personal beliefs, Shashi Tharoor untangles Hinduism’s origins and its key philosophical concepts including Vedanta, the Purusharthas.
Not one to shy from controversy, Tharoor is unsparing in his criticism of ‘Hindutva’, an extremist, nationalist Hinduism endorsed by India’s current government. He argues urgently and persuasively that it is precisely because of Hinduism’s rich diversity that India has survived and thrived as a plural, secular nation. If narrow fundamentalism wins out, Indian democracy itself is in peril

‘Shashi Tharoor is the most charming and persuasive writer in India. His new book is a brave and characteristically articulate attempt to save a great and wonderfully elusive religion from the certainties of the fundamentalists and the politicisation of the bigots.’ — William Dalrymple

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Event details

Dates Times
Sun 1 Jul 2018 17:30 to 20:00
Book Launch with inroduction by Dr. Tharoor at 17.30

Meet the Author and be part of discussions and have books signed over dinner at 20.00


Book Launch £15

Meet the Author and have books signed over dinner £40

Events at this Venue


Amanda Hewitt-Jones

01482 848248


Rowley Road,
Little Weighton,
HU20 3XR



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  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access