A Thiruvananthapuram court issued an arrest warrant against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in connection with a case filed against him for allegedly defaming Hindu women in one of his books. The warrant has been issued by Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial First Class Magistrate after Tharoor failed to present himself or through his lawyer at the court.
The complainant has alleged that a section of Mr Tharoor's book, 'The Great Indian Novel', is defamatory to 'Nair' women.
'The Great Indian Novel' was first published in 1989. The fictional satirical novel presents the story of Indian epicMahabharata in the context of the Independence movement and the first 30 years after the country's liberation. Tharoor is among 23 writers chosen for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award this year.