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 - Hrishikesh - Goodreads
After reading this book and the reviews of some of the other books, I really wonder how did I miss Shashi Tharoor - the Author! The Great Indian Novel is basically a narration of the Indian ... Read full review
Review: The Great Indian NovelUser Review - Goodreads
The Great Indian Novel is an amazing read. While the thought that has gone into the book to draw intelligent parallels between the Mahabharata characters and the Indian Independence movement is ... Read full review