The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India, the Emerging 21st Century Power

A Book Review and Signing by Dr. Shashi Tharoor February 12, 2008

Over the past 25 years, India has moved from a largely impoverished, underdeveloped country to a bustling, innovative, and rapidly changing society, boasting one of the fastest growing economies on the planet and a middle class equivalent to the entire population of the United States.

In his latest work, “The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone,” former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Dr. Shashi Tharoor eloquently sets forth how and why this amazing evolution has unfolded.

One of India’s most prolific writers and respected diplomats, Dr. Tharoor has previously detailed India’s history from late colonial times through its first 50 years as an independent nation. Here, he describes the immense changes that have turned this once sleeping giant into a world leader in science and technology.

Join us for an intimate evening with Dr. Tharoor as he artfully combines facts and statistics with his personal observations and social commentary to provide a fresh and insightful look at the world’s second largest country.

Location:  The Nour Foundation Gallery
322 West 108th Street, New York, NY