Must-Read Books by Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor is a very popular name in India. A politician, writer, and a former international diplomat, Shashi Tharoor is well-known in the field of literature. He has some amazing hits to his credit. Here is a list of his must-read books:

  • The Great Indian Novel

The Great Indian Novel is a satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor, first published by Viking Press in 1989. It is a fictional work that takes the story of the Mahabharata, the Indian epic, and recasts and resets it in the context of the Indian Independence Movement and the first three decades post-independence.

  • India: From Midnight to the Millennium

India: From Midnight to the Millennium is a book written by Shashi Tharoor in 1997. It discusses a wide range of topics like caste, democracy in India, Indira Gandhi, the partition of India, and its transition from a socialist economy to a free-market economy.

  • Show business

Show Business is a postmodern satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor. The book parodies and satirizes formulaic Bollywood cinema, using it as a metaphor in an attempt to raise and answer questions about contemporary India and Indians. It is a fictional work that tells the story of Ashok Banjara, a Bollywood superstar.

  • An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

In this book, Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction of the Indian textile, steel-making and shipping industries, and the negative transformation of agriculture, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule, including democracy and political freedom, the rule of law, and the railways.

  • Why I Am A Hindu

Why I Am a Hindu is a 2018 book by Indian politician Shashi Tharoor. In the book, Tharoor writes about the history of Hinduism and its core tenets, as well as socio-cultural developments in India that relate to the religion, while elucidating his own religious convictions.

  • The Paradoxical Prime Minister

The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi And His India is a 2018 non-fiction book written by Shashi Tharoor, about the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. In the book, Tharoor examines and questions the tenure of the Modi government. He states that his criticisms are based on “facts and figures”, along with examples.

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