ISBN 9780670087945,The Great Indian Novel

The Great Indian Novel



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780670087945

ISBN-10 0670087947


Number of Pages 648 Pages
Language (English)

Indian Writing

In Shashi Tharoors satirical masterpiece, the story of the Mahabharatais retold as recent Indian history, and renowned political personalitiesbegin to resemble characters from the Mahabharata-all of whom havea curious and ambiguous relationship with Draupadi Mokrasi (D. Mokrasifor short) ...
Brimming with incisive wit and as enjoyable a read as it is cerebrallystimulating, The Great Indian Novel brilliantly retells reality as myth.
About the Author: Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor is the prize-winning author of ten books, both fiction andnon-fiction, and a widely published critic, commentator and columnist(including for The Hindu, Times of India and Newsweek). In 2007 heconcluded a nearly twenty-nine-year career with the United Nations,including working for refugees in South-East Asia at the peak of the boatpeople crisis, handling peace-keeping operations in the former Yugoslavia,and culminating as the Under-Secretary-General for Communicationsand Public Information. In 2006 he was Indias candidate to succeed KofiAnnan as UN Secretary-General, and emerged a strong second out ofseven contenders. Dr Tharoor earned his PhD at the Fletcher School ofLaw and Diplomacy at the age of twenty-two, and was named by the WorldEconomic Forum in Davos in 1998 as a Global Leader of Tomorrow. Hewas awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, Indias highest honour foroverseas Indians