Arun Shourie - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)



Author, journalist and politician Arun Shourie has received several national and international awards, including the Padma Bhushan, the Magsaysay Award, the Dadabhai Naoroji Award, the Astor Award and the International Editor of the Year Award. Acclaimed as one of ‘World Press Freedom Heroes’ by the International Press Institute, a “Star of Asia” by Business Week and “Business Leader of the Year” by the Economic Times jury, he was a minister in the government of India 1998–2004. His books include Does He Know a Mother’s Heart? How Suffering Refutes Religions, We Must Have No Price, Worshipping False Gods, Falling Over Backwards: An essay against Reservations and against Judicial populism, The World of Fatwas or the Sharia in Action, Harvesting Our Souls and Hinduism: Essence and Consequence.