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 - 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
Review: The Great Indian NovelUser Review - Arathi Mohan - Goodreads
A brilliantly written retelling of India's politics in the mould of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata. It is just uncanny how the author reimagines each of the incidents in the Indian freedom ... Read full review