Tharoor, Shashi

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Bookless in Baghdad
Reflections on Writing and Writers
By Shashi Tharoor
(Arcade Publishing)
Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture, out of one’s own library is the only way to put bread on the table? Later, Tharoor reminisces... [READ MORE]
The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cellphone
India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power
By Shashi Tharoor
(Arcade Publishing)
Interest in India has never been greater. Here Shashi Tharoor, one of the subcontinent’s most respected writers and diplomats, offers precious insights into this complex, multifaceted land, which despite its dazzling diversity of languages, customs, and cultures remains—more than sixty years after its... [READ MORE]
Nehru
The Invention of India
By Shashi Tharoor
(Arcade Publishing)
Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who—alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi—led the movement for India’s independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world. The man who would one day help topple British rule and... [READ MORE]
The Five Dollar Smile
And Other Stories
By Shashi Tharoor
(Arcade Publishing)
This touching and funny collection of stories showcases Tharoor’s daunting literary acumen, as well as the keen sensitivity that informs his ability to write profoundly and entertainingly on themes ranging from family conflict to death. In the title story—written in a lonely hotel room in Geneva soon... [READ MORE]
Riot
A Love Story
By Shashi Tharoor
(Arcade Publishing)
Who killed twenty-four-year-old Priscilla Hart? This highly motivated, idealistic American student had come to India to volunteer in women’s health programs, but had her work made a killer out of an enraged husband? Or was her death the result of a xenophobic attack? Had an indiscriminate love affair... [READ MORE]
Show Business
A Novel of India
By Shashi Tharoor
(Arcade Publishing)
This triumphant novel about the razzle-dazzle Hindi film industry confirms Shashi Tharoor’s reputation as one of India’s most important voices and a writer of world stature. His hero—or antihero—is Ashok Banjara, one of Bollywood’s mega-movie stars, a man of great ambition and dubious morals. Even as... [READ MORE]
India
From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
By Shashi Tharoor
(Arcade Publishing)
At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, a new nation was born. It has seventeen major languages and 22,000 distinct dialects. It has over a billion individuals of every ethnic extraction known to humanity. It has a population that is 32 percent illiterate, but also one of the world’s largest pools... [READ MORE]
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