The Maverick Politician

The Maverick Politician Mani Shankar Aiyar in conversation with Chandan Gowda

Updated - February 14, 2024 10:41 am IST

Published - January 12, 2024 10:07 am IST

Venue The Hindu Pavilion SEE MAP

Time & DateJan 26 , 2024 , 03:15 pm - 04:05 pm

In this session, listen to a conversation with the maverick politician Mani Shankar Aiyar and author Chandan Gowda as they explore the various facets of Indian politics.

Mani Shankar Aiyar is a former diplomat with 26 years of service and a seasoned politician. He was elected to the Lok Sabha thrice and also served a six-year term in the Rajya Sabha. He also served as a cabinet minister from 2004 to 2009, holding several different portfolios. He is also a prolific writer, having published nine books so far, including his latest, Memoirs of a Maverick.

Chandan Gowda is an academic and professor. He is the Ramakrishna Hegde Chair Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bengaluru, and is a prolific author, editor, and translator. His recent book is Another India: Events, Memories, People. Currently, he is working on translating and editing anthologies, including Daredevil Mustafa, a short fiction anthology of Purnachandra Tejasvi, and The Greatest Kannada Short Stories Ever Told, and co-editing The Rammanohar Lohia Reader. His book on the history of development thought in colonial India will soon be published. 

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