The Great Indian Novel
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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Review: The Great Indian NovelUser Review - Rishabh Kabra - Goodreads
+ 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
Review: The Great Indian NovelUser Review - Twiggy - Goodreads
3 and 1/2 would be ideal, but since we don't have that option here on Goodreads, I'm giving it 4 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, despite some of its obvious flaws. The language is rich and ... Read full review