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Tharoor, Shashi 1956-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 321 publications in 4 languages and 7,195 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.T535, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shashi Tharoor
India : from midnight to the millennium by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,291 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 )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,104 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 )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 922 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 )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Riot by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 558 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 )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 545 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."--BOOK JACKET
Reasons of state : political development and India's foreign policy under Indira Gandhi, 1966-1977 by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The five-dollar smile and other stories by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 172 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 71 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 )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 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 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
India : from midnight to the millennium and beyond by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, a new nation was born. It has seventeen major languages and 22,000 distinct dialects. It has over a billion individuals of every ethnic extraction known to humanity. It has a population that is 32 percent illiterate, but also one of the world's largest pools of trained scientists and engineers. Its ageless civilization is the birthplace of four major religions, a dozen different traditions of classical dance, and three hundred ways of cooking a potato. Shashi Tharoor's India is a fascinating portrait of one of the world's most interesting
Le grand roman indien : roman by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in French and held by 44 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. A travers celle-ci, nous retrouvons l'évolution de l'Inde moderne
Die Erfindung Indiens : das Leben des Pandit Nehru by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bollywood Roman by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Nehru/Gandhi dynasty ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragedy and triumph pepper this account of the political family that remade the world's second most populous nation
Indien : zwischen Mythos und Moderne by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aufruhr : eine Liebesgeschichte by Shashi Tharoor ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Shashi Tharoor.
Shashi Tharoor, 1956-
شاشي ثارور، 1956-
Languages
English (174)
German (19)
French (9)
Italian (1)
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