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 - Neelima Duvvuru - Goodreads
Wud give it 6 or more stars ...loved the second half the most. Recommended reading !!! Read full review
Review: The Great Indian NovelUser Review - Kakul - Goodreads
Brilliant irreverent, bold satire on Indian politics using Mahabharata as the backdrop....a lot of things our regular history books choose to ignore to maintain the sanctity of prominent leaders. Love ... Read full review