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Tharoor, Shashi 1956-

Works: 83 works in 352 publications in 10 languages and 7,517 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Biographical television programs  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.T535, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shashi Tharoor
India : from midnight to the millennium by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The elephant, the tiger, and the cell phone : reflections on India, the emerging 21st-century power by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member 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 )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van India tijdens de laatste honderd jaar, verteld op het stramien van het epos 'Mahabharata'
Show business : a novel by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With irrepressible charm and a genius for satire, Tharoor portrays the Indian film world with all its Hollywoodesque glitz and glamour, egos and double standards, as a metaphor for Indian society and no doubt all societies. Onscreen fiction and offscreen reality intertwine seamlessly to weave a tapestry of power and privilege, seduction and betrayal, politics and intrigue, that is at once colorful, entertaining, and deadly serious. Show Business is many books rolled into one: it is a story about the telling of stories; it is a wonderfully funny tale about the romance and folly of cinema; it is a novel on an epic scale of ambition, greed, love, deception, and death. And, perhaps most important, it is a fable for our time which teaches us that we live in a world where illusion is the only reality and nothing is as it seems."--Jacket
Riot by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member 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
Reasons of state : political development and India's foreign policy under Indira Gandhi, 1966-1977 by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five-dollar smile and other stories by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the title story - written in a lonely hotel room in Geneva soon after the author began his work with the United Nations - a young Indian orphan is on his way to visit America for the first time, and his anguish and longings in the airplane seem hardly different from those of any American child. Tharoor's admiration for P. G. Wodehouse makes "How Bobby Chatterjee Turned to Drink" a delightful act of homage, while "The Temple Thief," "The Simple Man," and "The Political Murder" bring to mind O'Henry and Maupassant. His three college stories, "Friends," "The Pyre," and "The Professor's Daughter," are full of youthful high jinks, naive infatuations, and ingenious wordplay, and "The Solitude of the Short-Story Writer" explores a writer's conflicted relationship with his psychiatrist and his work in the manner of Woody Allen
Pax Indica : India and the world of the 21st century by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine kleine Geschichte Indiens by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nehru/Gandhi dynasty( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and triumph pepper this account of the political family that remade the world's second most populous nation
India, the future is now : the vision and road map for the country by her young parliamentarians( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"India: The Future is Now presents the vision and roadmap for the country and brings together India's young parliamentarians, cutting across ideologies, geographies and political affiliations. These nation-builders provide perspectives on a wide range of issues and despite their seemingly contrasting paths, they all stand united in their desire for the upliftment of each and every Indian. The voices of these young men and women cannot be ignored, for they are the leaders of tomorrow, the ones who will chart the course of India's future."--Publisher's website
Indien : zwischen Mythos und Moderne by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in German and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nehru : l'invention de l'Inde by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic India : M.F. Husain's Mahabharat Project by Maqbul Fida Husain( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerala, God's own country by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shashi Tharoor( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 about growing up with books in India and the central position of classics like the Mahabharata in developing his own literary identity. The poignant homage to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda recalls his incendiary deathbed challenge as an oppressive military regime invaded his home: "There is
Anthology of contemporary Indian writing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program spotlights a diverse group of Indian writers invited to participate in the Belles Étrangères, a French literary festival. Featured authors include award-winning Bengali novelist and social activist Mahasweta Devi; Kannada novelist U. R. Ananthamurthy, former president of the Sahitya Akademi; Hindi stylist Krishna Baldev Vaid; Malayalam writer M. Mukundan; Marathi Dalit writer Narendra Jadhav; Hindi poet Udayan Vajpeyi; Gujarati memoirist and novelist Esther David; English-language novelists Shashi Tharoor, Anita Rau Badami, Upamanyu Chatterjee, and Shauna Singh Baldwin; and the author-illustrator duo Anushka Ravishankar and Pulak Biswas
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India : from midnight to the millennium
Alternative Names
Shashi Tharoor.

Shashi Tharoor 1956-....

Shashi Tharoor Indian politician, diplomat, author

Shashi Tharoor indischer UNO-Mitarbeiter

Shashi Tharoor indisk frfattare, politiker och diplomat

Shashi Tharoor indisk skribent, politikar og diplomat

Shashi Tharoor indisk skribent, politiker og diplomat

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Nehru : the invention of IndiaThe elephant, the tiger, and the cell phone : reflections on India, the emerging 21st-century powerThe great Indian novelShow business : a novelRiotThe five-dollar smile and other storiesEpic India : M.F. Husain's Mahabharat ProjectShadows across the playing field : 60 years of India-Pakistan cricketBookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers