Zareer Masani, in conversation with Kalpana Sharma.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Sassoon Library Gardens
Dr Zareer Masani has an Oxford D. Phil. in Modern History (with a thesis on Indian nationalism) and is the author of three very successful historical books on India: Indira Gandhi: A Biography (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975); Indian Tales of the Raj (BBC, 1987); and India From Raj to Rajiv (BBC, 1988, with Mark Tully). He is the son of the late politician Minoo Masani and grandson of the eminent historian and educationist, Sir Rustom Masani. His family memoir, And All Is Said, was published last year to wide critical acclaim. In this discussion, he will speak about his latest book, just published by Random House India. It is a biography of Lord Macaulay, the 19th century statesman and historian, reclaiming him as the pioneer of India's modernisation.