The Great Indian Novel

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Arcade Publishing, 1993 - Fiction - 423 pages
45 Reviews
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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Sheer brilliant writing. - Flipkart
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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

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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

Contents

I
15
II
33
III
57
IV
75
V
91
VI
107
VII
131
VIII
149
XI
219
XII
237
XIII
263
XIV
279
XV
307
XVI
337
XVII
359
XVIII
387

IX
169
X
193

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About the author (1993)

For over 25 years, Verena Tay has acted, directed and written for local English-language theatre in Singapore. Her published collections of plays include: In the Company of Women (2004), In the Company of Heroes (2011) and Victimology (2011).

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