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Tharoor, Shashi 1956-

Works: 91 works in 332 publications in 10 languages and 7,429 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical television programs  Interviews  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.T535, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shashi Tharoor
India : from midnight to the millennium by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,368 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 )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 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 )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 950 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 )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riot by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 585 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
Show business : a novel by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and French and held by 566 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
Reasons of state : political development and India's foreign policy under Indira Gandhi, 1966-1977 by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 176 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
Eine kleine Geschichte Indiens by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riot a murder mystery of late twentieth century India by Shashi Tharoor( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who killed twenty-four-year-old Priscilla Hart? And why would anyone want to murder this highly motivated, idealistic American student who had come to India to volunteer in women's health programs? Had her work make a killer out of an enraged husband? Or was her death the result of a xenophobic attack? Was she involved in an indiscriminate love affair that had spun out of control? Had a disgruntled, deeply jealous colleague been pushed to the edge? Or was she simply the innocent victim of a riot that had exploded in that fateful year of 1989 between Hindus and Muslims? In his long-awaited new novel, Shashi Tharoor, the acclaimed author of The Great Indian Noveland Show Business,whom the Independent(London) called "one of the finest novelists writing in English today," once again triumphs. Experimenting masterfully with narrative form, he chronicles the mystery of Priscilla Hart's death through the often contradictory accounts of a dozen or more characters, all of whom relate their own versions of the events surrounding her killing. Like his two previous novels, Riotprobes and reveals the richness of India, and is at once about love, hate, cultural collision, the ownership of history, religious fanaticism, and the impossibility of knowing the truth.In plot, style, and characterization, Shashi Tharoor's latest novel is a brilliant tour de force
Pax Indica : India and the world of the 21st century by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Inde : d'un millénaire à l'autre, 1947-2007 by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cellphone India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power by Shashi Tharoor( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 founding-the world's largest democracy. He describes the vast changes that have transformed this once sleeping giant into a world leader in science and technology, a nation once poverty-stricken that now boasts a middle class of over 300 million people-as large as the entire population
The Nehru/Gandhi dynasty( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and triumph pepper this account of the political family that remade the world's second most populous nation
Bollywood Roman by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand roman indien : roman by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une parodie de l'épopée du Mahabharata, Maha signifiant grand, Bharata désignant le clan qui conquit et peupla l'Inde du Nord. Inspiré par un ancien poème épique écrit en sanscrit, l'auteur relate l'histoire de l'Inde depuis Gandhi jusqu'à la succession d'Indira Gandhi
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 39 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 31 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

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Shashi Tharoor.

Shashi Tharoor 1956-....

شاشي ثارور، 1956-

Nehru : the invention of IndiaThe elephant, the tiger, and the cell phone : reflections on India, the emerging 21st-century powerThe great Indian novelRiotShow business : a novelThe five-dollar smile and other storiesThe five-dollar smile : fourteen early stories & a farce in two actsBollywood Roman