Mattering to India--The Shashi Tharoor Campaign (Pearson)

Today s Icarus may well be tomorrow s Phoenix, says long-time friend of Shashi Tharoor s, former Ambassador T. P. Sreenivasan, in this personal narrative on the fight for the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat in 2009. This detailed account of the campaign, in which the author participated, provides rare insights into electoral processes in India and the strategy of the candidate. This is the absorbing story of an extraordinary election in which Tharoor carefully orchestrated his campaign by highlighting his past accomplishments and promises for the future.