Indian Politician and author Shashi Tharoor’s book ‘Why I Am A Hindu’ to be made into a web series with National Award-winning producer Sheetal Talwar as showrunner. Tharoor will also narrate it.
Tharoor’s book talks about the history of Hinduism and its core tenets, as well as socio-cultural developments in India that relate to Hinduism and his own religious convictions.
The book is a repudiation of Hindu nationalism, and its rise in Indian society, which relied upon an interpretation of the religion which was markedly different from the one with which he has grown up, practiced and had studied.
Tharoor responded saying, “In any time and era, an adaptation of this book into film would be relevant, but in the current political, social and cultural environment it is imperative that the message of true Hinduism – the Hinduism of acceptance reach the widest audience possible.”
“I am glad that Sheetal and I – who share a similar belief system – are collaborating on this effort,” he added.