Looks like our favorite English teacher took a break from educating the masses on Twitter, to share a heart-warming story. I think everyone is very well aware of how outspoken Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is, especially when it comes voicing his opinions about the reality of British colonialism in India.
It's a subject that he's talked about before a lot, and he still keeps doing his best to defend India whenever it's needed.
Yesterday, he shared a little story and it's actually really meaningful. He shared on Twitter that he was invited to tell a 7-minute “true story” at the opening gala of the Auckland Writers Festival, where he ended up telling the true and gruesome story of the Jallianwallah Bagh.
Well, that story is quite emotional in itself and the massacre is one of the biggest examples of terror in colonial India, and it looks like it left quite an impact on the people in the audience, one British-born man in particular.
When selected authors were invited to tell a 7-minute “true story” at the opening gala of the #aucklandwritersfestival, I told the story of Jallianwallah Bagh. An Englishman came up afterwards at the book signing and pressed this note into my hand. pic.twitter.com/TFBUc1GSqD— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 17, 2018
Tharoor attached a picture of the message the British man gave to him during the book signing
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It reads, “I am British born and I'm sorry”. One more thing I would like to add is that the fact he didn't rotate the image, which is making my head hurt. It's just one click, it's easy enough.
But, whatever, that doesn't take anything away from the message and yes, it's an important one.
This just hit me really hard. https://t.co/xGnceRNSdY— From Pragati, With Love (@inkdin) May 17, 2018
More than reparations?
Those words speaks volumes. More than reparations. https://t.co/plWdAEMTLr— DocTemp (@DocTemp) May 17, 2018
Yes, it's a nice gesture.May 17, 2018
No one has forgotten.
Forgive but don't Forget! https://t.co/HXwkY4Fpan— Vishakha Kashyap (@vishwish19) May 17, 2018
I'm touched. It was so thoughtful of you to tell Jwb story. Relevant to the gathering. I wish to convey my appreciation to the gentleman for his sensitivity.— Prakash Rao (@prakashrao26) May 17, 2018
Really Tharoor ji, you can touch the hearts of even the meanest people and make them feel sorry even if they don't say it like this gentleman. Respect! pic.twitter.com/XuXW5snVBH— sukhinobhav (@sukhinobhav) May 18, 2018
That story would bring goose bumps to anyone! And we have to give you this that you are really good speaker and a story teller!! And that man was sensitive enough to realise the pain.— PrettyParu (@Pretty_Paru) May 17, 2018
And of course there has to be that one troll.
True. British porn should be sorry. It's generally bad.— à¤µà¤°à¥à¤£ (@varungrover) May 17, 2018