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The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
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Apr 22, 2011

really liked it

After reading 'The Great Indian Novel', my respect for Shashi Tharoor has definitely gone up two notches. TGIN is a superbly researched piece of literature which makes you sit up and take notice. The analogies and parallels are crafty and imaginative, to say the least. Tharoor uses two very difficult and sensitive themes (20th century Indian politics and the Mahabharata)and yet does brilliantly to make sure that the energy levels and satire don't vacillate. The characters are funny and yet have depth, the narration (by Tharoor via VV.) is outstanding and the satire is bold and yet in the right spirit.

A must read (at least for every Indian)! :)
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