The Great Indian Novel

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Arcade Publishing, 1993 - Fiction - 423 pages
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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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User Review  - kgib - LibraryThing

Although I'm not religious, I love books that draw on religious symbolism and allusion. (For example, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials is rooted in Paradise Lost... love it to death). So, I really ... Read full review

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User Review  - aniruddhamatay - LibraryThing

A very nicely woven story comparing Indian politics before and after freedom with the epic Mahabharata. This book may infuriate the so called traditionalist Indians, but controversies aside a very enjoyable book. 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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