But also, it was a place where you really had a chance to develop yourself beyond academics" Tharoor
made use of the exposure to the fullest extent and explored different vistas that interested him.He
revived the Wodehouse Society
which did everything from mimicry to practical joke competitions, invented the quiz club, participated in debates and ran the Winter festival.He also went into student politics and became elected president of the student union.Following his ambition for higher studies he went to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University , United States . He earned two master's degrees and finished his PhD in 1978 at the age of 22.Later, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in International Affairs by the University Of Puget Sound, United States. Mr. Tharoor is an elected Fellow of the New York Institute of the Humanities and a member of the Advisory Board of the Indo-American Arts Council. Mr. Tharoor
is also the author of six books, including the award-winning political satire, The Great Indian Novel (1989), and India : From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), a study of Indian politics, society and economic development after independence.He
has written more than a thousand articles, open edited pieces and literary reviews in a wide range of publications on politics, culture, literature and almost everything under the sun. His
books include Reasons of State (1982), a scholarly study of Indian foreign policy; The Great Indian Novel (1989), a political satire; The Five-Dollar Smile & Other Stories (1990); a second novel, Show Business (1992), which received a front-page accolade from The New York Times Book Review and was made into a motion picture titled Bollywood ; and India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), published on the 50th anniversary of India's independence.