The Great Indian Novel

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Arcade Publishing, 1993 - Fiction - 423 pages
49 Reviews
In this widely acclaimed novel, Shashi Tharoor has masterfully recast the two-thousand-year-old epic "The Mahabharata" with fictionalized - but highly recognizable - events and characters from twentieth-century Indian politics. Blending history and myth to chronicle the Indian struggle for freedom and independence, Tharoor directs his hilarious and often outrageous satire as much against Indian foibles and failings as against the bumblings of the British rulers. Despite its regional setting, this work can be enjoyed by readers unfamiliar with Indian history.
  

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+ The blending of Gandhi and Bhishma is the book's upmost creative achievement. + Though Dhritarashtra and Pandu received roles in excess of their ancient saga, their modern rivalries and glories were ... Read full review

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A novel worth reading! But don't expect too much. It starts generating interest and paces us continuously with interest intact but someway near half way mark I found myself confused and detached. I ... Read full review

Contents

I
15
II
33
III
57
IV
75
V
91
VI
107
VII
131
VIII
149
XI
219
XII
237
XIII
263
XIV
279
XV
307
XVI
337
XVII
359
XVIII
387

IX
169
X
193

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About the author (1993)

Tharoor has worked for the United Nations since 1978 and is currently the executive assistant to Secretary General Kofi Annan. He graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and took his doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.

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