- Not to be confused with the convict in the 2008 Noida double murder case.
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham|
Talwar studied at the University of Nottingham after going to the UK on a British Chevening scholarship in 1996. He received his LL.M in Human Rights Law. He has also participated in a programme on Negotiation at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and received a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. He began working for the United Nations in various capacities. His work with the U.N. took him to places such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, Somalia and Liberia.
Talwar's career in writing includes writing on different subjects for major media outlets including The Guardian, The Economic Times, The Sunday Mail, and The Pioneer. He has also published books on the topic of law, addressing law reform as well as trying to demystify the subject such as in 'How to Choose a Lawyer - and Win Your Case.'
Talwar's novels include An Afghan Winter and The Sentimental Terrorist, both based in Afghanistan, where he spent many years as a UN staffer. His children's books include The Three Greens (Orient BlackSwan) and The Bearded Prince. His novels also include Inglistan (2007), which a reviewer for the The Hindu called "sometimes tedious but readable", while a reviewer for the Book Review Literary Trust said it was "a autobiographical sounding and rather uninteresting personal account, with all the signs of an amateurish self-expiation". Talwar has also written plays, including High Fidelity Transmission on discriminatory policies and illegal testing of AIDS vaccines in India and the 2001 satire Inside Gayland that depicted an Indian heterosexual man who visited a planet where heterosexuality is against the law as immoral and unnatural. His most recent publication Courting Injustice: The Nirbhaya Case and Its Aftermath (Hay House) is based on the December 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
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