Tharoor, Shashi 1956-
Most widely held works about Shashi Tharoor
Most widely held works by Shashi Tharoor
India : from midnight to the millennium by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
Explores the historical, political, and social issues in India following its independence from Britain in 1947 and the international effects of India's choices about democracy, religious fundamentalism, and economic protectionism.
Nehru : the invention of India by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
"Born into a wealthy, politically influential Indian family in the waning years of the Raj, Jawaharlal Nehru was raised, under his father's careful guidance, on Western secularism and the humanist ideas of the Enlightenment. But it was not until he met Gandhi in 1916 that Nehru was transformed from an uninspired student into a fiery and motivated activist. The theories of democracy, human dignity, and self-determination from his student days became ideals to fight and live for. In Nehru and Gandhi, India found an invincible team - a spiritual father who could move millions and a political tactician who could galvanize them into action. Together, they led the nonviolent struggle for India's independence, a struggle that wasn't won until 1947. But neither Nehru nor Gandhi could prevent the horrific price for independence: partition." "In this fascinating account of an extraordinary life and career, Shashi Tharoor, eminent United Nations diplomat and author of India: From Midnight to the Millennium, traces Nehru's development from privileged child, posturing young nationalist, and valiant fighter for independence, to unchallengeable prime minister and global statesman. Tharoor casts an unflinching eye on Nehru's heroic efforts for, and stewardship of, independent, India and gives us a careful appraisal of his legacy to the world."--BOOK JACKET.
The elephant, the tiger, and the cell phone : reflections on India, the emerging 21st-century power by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
Documents the transformation of India from a largely underdeveloped region into an innovative society, profiling it as one of the world's scientific and technological leaders while providing insight into its political, economic, and cultural climate.
The great Indian novel by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Riot by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
More than a dozen characters present contradictory accounts in this novel about the mysterious death of an American student who comes to India to volunteer in women's health programs.
Show business : a novel by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 562 libraries worldwide
"Critically injured, Indian film superstar Ashok Banjara lies suspended between life and death in the intensive care unit of a plush Bombay hospital, watching the final rerun of his life. Visitors come and go, talking, confiding, pleading with him to rise from his coma, but there is no reaction from Banjara, a prisoner of the technicolor film that plays inside his head. He encounters again all the people he used along the way in his successful film career - his father, a principled politician whose desire to see his son follow in his footsteps is, ironically, fulfilled at the cost of his own aspirations; Maya, his wife, a film star herself who gives up a promising career to live in the shadow of her husband's superstardom; Pranay, the archetypal cinema villain, who has always loved Maya and can no longer watch from the sidelines as her life is destroyed by the man who snatched her away; Mehnaz Elahi, India's sexiest screen heroine and Banjara's mistress; Ashwin, his devoted younger brother, whom Ashok can only betray...and many others who had supporting parts in his life but whose confessions now change the script forever. As a backdrop to these unforgettable characters a private retrospective of his major hits unreels - gaudy, exuberant, beguiling - a never-ending celluloid fantasy that took over his life completely and transformed it into an astonishing, compelling lie.".
Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
"In this book Shashi Tharoor tells us what Iraqis go through in their beleaguered land merely to get hold of a book, and how selling books from their own libraries on the street helps some put bread on the table. He reminisces about growing up with books in India and discusses the importance of the Mahabharata in Indian life and history. He also offers a poignant homage to Pablo Neruda and astute views on Salman Rushdie and India's love for Wodehouse, Pushkin, Kipling, Le Carre, and Churchill that make for fascinating reading. Tharoor's insightful takes on Hollywood and Bollywood will intrigue even the most demanding cinephile."--BOOK JACKET.
Reasons of state : political development and India's foreign policy under Indira Gandhi, 1966-1977 by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
The five-dollar smile and other stories by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
With his highly acclaimed novels The Great Indian Novel and Show Business, Shashi Tharoor has leapt to the forefront of a generation of writers in English from India whose stars include Salman Rushdie, Bharati Mukherjee, and, more recently, Vikram Seth. The Five-Dollar Smile will buttress Shashi Tharoor's growing reputation here and give readers a chance to savor his earlier work. For the most part written when the author was in his late teens and early twenties, the stories in this collection already reveal a keen sense of language and narrative development, and, like the later novels, are infused with wit, sensitivity, and compassion. Entertainments foremost, they are in turn touching and funny, and although many deal with the traumas of youth, the author confronts broader issues as well: death, deceit, hypocrisy, family, the conflicts of cultural change, and honor.
The five-dollar smile : fourteen early stories & a farce in two acts by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
India, from midnight to the millennium by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Gujarati and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Political, economic, and social conditions in India from 1947 to date.
Die Erfindung Indiens : das Leben des Pandit Nehru by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Bollywood Roman by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in German and Spanish and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The Nehru/Gandhi dynasty ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Tragedy and triumph pepper this account of the political family that remade the world's second most populous nation.
Nehru : l'invention de l'Inde by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Kerala, God's own country by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Epic India : M. F. Husain's Mahabharat Project by Maqbul Fida Husain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Shadows across the playing field : 60 years of India-Pakistan cricket by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Le sourire à cinq dollars : nouvelles by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Réunit 15 nouvelles traitant de sujets aussi graves que la mort, les fausses apparences, les laissés-pour-compte de la société et les désillusions de la vie.
Aufruhr : eine Liebesgeschichte by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in German and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Adaptations Adult children--Death Americans Art museums Authors, Indic Authorship Biographical television programs Biography Books and reading Civilization Cricket Criticism, interpretation, etc. Economic history Exhibition catalogs Fiction Gandhi, Indira,--1917-1984 Gandhi family Herwitz, Chester Herwitz, Davida History History Husain, Maqbul Fida India India--Kerala Indic fiction (English) Indic literature International relations Interviews Iraq--Baghdad Kesavan, Mukul Khushwant Singh,--1915- Literature Mahābhārata Manners and customs Mistry, Rohinton,--1952- Motion pictures Nehru, Jawaharlal,--1889-1964 Nehru family Pakistan Parent and adult child Peabody Essex Museum Pictorial works Political science Prime ministers Riots Rushdie, Salman Seth, Vikram,--1952- Social history Tharoor, Shashi,--1956- Travel
Shashi Tharoor, 1956-