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Great Indian Novel, The - Shashi Tharoor Reviews

The mythic characters and events of the Mahabharat

May 30, 2015 03:45 PM 403 Views

A great sweeping novel that weaves the mythic characters and events of the Mahabharata into the 20th century Indian political scene. It is frequently more of a political commentary than a novel. Tharoor says at the very beginning, as a sort of disclaimer, that the book is called The Great Indian...Read More

Original creation

Dec 04, 2003 10:04 AM 4714 Views

I picked up the book when I was visiting a friend at IIT. And I stayed overnight just to finish the book. I possibly have a soft corner for Sashi Tharoor since we share the same alma-mater. The plot of the novel is 'incredible'. The way he relates Mahabharat and contemporary polit...Read More

A wonderful marriage !!!!

Oct 16, 2002 09:48 AM 17706 Views

It always amuses me when Indian English writers & movie makers are accused of painting India in fancy exaggerated tones to pander to the Western concept of India & Indianness. An Arundhati Roy talking about incestuous relationships or a Mira Nair about child molesting uncles is contempt...Read More

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