fiction writer; widely published critic, commentator &
columnist in Indian & Western publications, Shashi is
also a United Nations official whose career includes working
for refugees(head of UNHCR office, Singapore- boat people
crisis), handling peace-keeping operations(Yuguslavia 91-96)
and currently a Senior Aide to the Secretary-General of the
UN, Director of Communications & Special Projects, Head
of UN Department of Public Information.
Reasons of State '81, The Great Indian Novel '89, Show Business
'92, The Five Dollar Smile & Other Stories '93, India:
From Midnight to the Millennium '97, The Wheel of Fire &
Other Stories:Evocative Stories from the Other India '99,
Winner of the Federation of Indian Publishers' Best Book award
and Commonwealth Writers' Prize for The Great Indian Novel
(Eurasia), Rajika Kripalani Young Journalist Award.