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 - Seema Devgan - Goodreads
Most interesting book I have read in recent times. Content is good blend of events and characters in Mahabharata and pre+post independence era. Both are widely read and known topics (from text books ... Read full review
Review: The Great Indian NovelUser Review - Qube - Goodreads
This is one interesting book that is worth commenting upon. For starters, it is one of the better novels to come from India. I am not sure if the author was in India when he wrote it, but regardless ... Read full review