Books written by Shashi Tharoor, India’s multi – talented & most prolific writer

Books written by Shashi Tharoor, India’s multi – talented & most prolific writer

Books written by Shashi Tharoor, India’s multi – talented & most prolific writer

by June 14, 2013 0 comments

Shashi Tharoor is a multi-faceted personality who has donned many a roles with great success. At present, he is the Minister of State for Human Resource Development representing Thiruvananthapuram constituency in the Parliament (MP) apart from being an author and a columnist.

His works of fiction include The Great Indian Novel (1989, The Five Dollar Smile and Other Stories (1990), Show Business (1992) and the Riot (2001).  His nonfiction works include Reasons of State (1982), India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), Nehru: The Invention of India (2003), Bookless in Baghdad (2005), The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India – The Emerging 21st-Century Power (2007),  Shadows Across the Playing Field: Sixty Years of India-Pakistan Cricket  co-authored with with Shaharyar Khan (2009) and  Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century (2012)

The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India – The Emerging 21st-Century Power (2007) – Right from reminiscing India after gaining freedom, India has grown paradoxically implying the increasing population or is it manpower ? How dynamic has India been to accept technological change and progress? It has been written keeping in mind the Indians on the overall, the sixty essays it contains are entirely Indian in context.

The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone Reflections on IndiaThe Great Indian Novel – This award winning novel is a masterpiece by itself for it has set Mahabharata, the great epic amidst the political settings of the 21st century. Though most of its characters and events in the book The Great Indian Novel are fictional, they bear striking resemblance to the events and politicians hogging the limelight in the 21st century.  Interspersed with prose, poetry in satire as well as humourous form, this novel is a must read one.

The Great Indian NovelBookless in Baghdad and Other Writings about Reading – The book Bookless in Baghdad and Other Writings about Reading can be considered as memoir as well as a literary essay.  Talking about his life revolving about books and how literature across the world is an integral part of one’s live today – enriching one’s knowledge or for survival when Iraqis are known to sell books to buy bread. The influence of prolific writers such as Salman Rushdie, Kipling, Pushkin, le Carr, V. S. Naipaul, and Winston Churchill on Indian readers and even the cinema industry across the globe.

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