Aleph to publish The Less You Preach, the More You Learn: Aphorisms for Our Age by Shashi Tharoor and Joseph Zacharias

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The aphorism is one of the oldest forms of literary expression and has been around for thousands of years. It is a concise statement or observation that expresses a general truth, principle, or nugget of wisdom, ideally in a memorable or witty manner. Some of the most famous intellectuals and writers in history have expressed themselves memorably in aphorisms including Seneca, François de La Rochefoucauld, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Oscar Wilde. In this book, Shashi Tharoor and Joseph Zacharias have coined over 200 aphorisms on practically every aspect of modern life. Wise, witty, and memorable, the aphorisms in The Less You Preach, The More You Learn provoke, stimulate, and entertain.


Shashi Tharoor is the bestselling author of twenty-five books, both fiction and non-fiction. His latest books are Pride, Prejudice, and Punditry: The Essential Shashi Tharoor and Ambedkar: A Life. He is a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. In his third term, he is the longest-serving member of the Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram. He has won numerous literary awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Books (non-fiction), Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and the Crossword Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Joseph Zacharias is a free-thinker and satirist. This is his first book.

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