If the interior Indian is female, then she must be a healer, especially if she is inside a white woman. I only give 5's to books I'm certain I will want to read again. It is clear that for all the clever characterization, this book is about India and Indian people. This of the future; it's time to start To anticipate the threat; If you don't grow callouses on your heart You might just bleed to death. 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. Some may see this as humour.
By the way, who do you think would be Dhritarashtra and Pandu in this book? I have often wondered what might have happened had he been able to see the world around him as the rest of us can. It is amazing that probably one of the most entertaining books I have read till date is also something that I have been reading ever since I started reading, differing in only the versions and the perceptions of the respective authors. So Tharoor got it spot on when he chose the tone in which he should narrate his story or our story. But it was still a really interesting mish mash of religious stories and 20th century history. It seems to occupy far too much of his mind space for it to be healthy. It encompasse I'd actually give this book 4. The E-mail message field is required.
I liked the way he projected the characters of Karna, Duryodhana, Dhritharashtra and not to forget the winner, Draupadi. The vast array of characters in the epic, along with numerous sub-plots embedded into the main plot, make for an absorbing narrative. In the midst of all the tragedy and violence, the author has a knack for silly puns and a bit of parody. In this award-winning novel, Tharoor has masterfully recast the two-thousand-year-old epic, The Mahabharata, with fictional but highly recognizable events and characters from twentieth-century Indian politics. As insightful as it funny, it offers a new way of interpreting the events of yesteryears, and a delightful opportunity to learn to learn from them. Shashi Tharoor could manage to fight assembly election on a Congress ticket! Well, the moment I felt I should write a long review for this book has passed besides the fact that no one read the one lengthy review I've written till date , so I'll spare the reader who has incidentally stumbled upon this one. One of India's foremost writers assesses the country's independence from British rule and notes India's importance in the challenges facing America in the twenty-first century.
The Great Indian Novel is a unique take on Indian history. The should destroy the lives of any white women who choose to love them. I will sum up by stating Shashi's own words - 'Mahabharata is what you make of it. Cleverly Written, Amusingly Delivered, Satirically Marvelous! Most of the times it is mentioned as D. Nothing is sacred in this deliciously irreverent, witty, and deeply intelligent retelling of modern Indian history and the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata. This feast of a book… will appeal to many diverse tastes….
His last work of fiction - Riot - was published in 2001. And even if those were true, how does it matter in enjoying a book? It's poetic justice then, that the interlopers enjoy the Gandhi surname while his real family suffers relative obscurity but then the Great Man never cared about such petty things as family: Gandhi's obstinate belief in his own version of Truth justified his subsequent actions based on that belief in his own eyes i. It is a satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor. The should destroy the lives of any white women who choose to love them. I liked the way the story is narrated.
There are so many nuances that a foreigner would miss. But that is not my major o The author has taken two great stories, combined them and spoiled them. Being a romantic it was tough for me to digest the author's brutal and truthful treatment of certain characters. But democracies that turn authoritarian go a step beyond arrogance; they claim to represent a people subjugating themselves. White people must carry an Indian deep inside themselves.
How on earth can one read Shashi Tharoor? The hero must be a half-breed, half white and half Indian, preferably from a horse culture. Wodehouse as a spelling test. On the other hand, he pulls no punches for the wrongs committed by the members of the party he is now a part of, which stands to his and their credit. Please see the supplementary resources provided below for other helpful content related to this book. We found no such entries for this book title. He thinks he is funny, he thinks he can rhyme and he thinks he is clever. It's a nice concept, but the execution stutters and strays after a while.
The result is an irreverent historical narrative which is identical yet almost unrecognizable from both the history of school books and the mythical story of ages past. The sun shines through the leaves creating spots and dots of sun on the grassy ground. So how does Tharoor fare? If she is compared to murky water, however, then she must have a secret. The concept of Truth and Dharma and Yudishtir questioning the absolute nature of what is right and what is wrong. I think, writing the history as fiction gave him the freedom of telling his honest opinions about the characters without inviting much trouble. What is left out matters almost as much as what is said. Anyway, those charges are biased personal opinions.