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Tharoor, Shashi 1956-

Works: 145 works in 541 publications in 13 languages and 9,493 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Allegories  Educational films  Internet videos  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.T535, 823
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Most widely held works about Shashi Tharoor
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Most widely held works by Shashi Tharoor
India : from midnight to the millennium by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,207 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 )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,053 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 )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 952 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 )

64 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van India tijdens de laatste honderd jaar, verteld op het stramien van het epos 'Mahabharata'
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

35 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation
Riot by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 674 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 )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 581 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 )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the duet "The Village Girl" and "City Girl" the author provides an experiment in perspective: the twin stories begin exactly the same except for the gender of the protagonist and then evolve in a radically different way. Together, the fifteen stories gathered here show a major writer in the making
An era of darkness : the British empire In India by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, ranging from the drain of national resources to Britain, the destruction of the Indian textile, steel-making and shipping industries, and the negative transformation of agriculture, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule, including democracy and political freedom, the rule of law, and the railways. The few unarguable benefits the English language, tea, and cricket were never actually intended for the benefit of the colonized but introduced to serve the interests of the colonizers. Brilliantly narrated and passionately argued, An Era of Darkness will serve to correct many misconceptions about one of the most contested periods of Indian history." --Publisher description
India : from midnight to the millennium and beyond by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assesses the country's independence from British rule and notes India's importance in the challenges facing America in the twenty-first century
Pax Indica : India and the world of the 21st century by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indian diplomacy," a veteran told Shashi Tharoor many years ago, "is like the love- making of an elephant: it is conducted at a very high level, accompanied by much bellowing, and the results are not known for two years." In this lively, informative and insightful work, the award-winning author and parliamentarian brilliantly demonstrates how Indian diplomacy has become sprightlier since then and where it needs to focus in the 21st century. Explaining why foreign policy matters to an India focused on its own domestic transformation, Tharoor surveys the country's major international relationships, evokes its soft power and global responsibilities, analyses the workings of the Ministry of External Affairs and parliament and assesses the impact of public opinion on government policy. Indeed, Tharoor presents his ideas about a contemporary new grand strategy for the nation, arguing that India must move beyond "non-alignment" to "multi-alignment". This book sets out a clear vision of an India now ready to assume global responsibility in the contemporary world. Pax Indica is another substantial achievement from one of our finest Indian authors. Shashi Tharoor is the prize-winning author of ten works of fiction and non-fiction and a widely published critic, commentator and columnist (for The Hindu, Times of India and Newsweek, among others). In 2007 he concluded a nearly twenty-nine-year career at the United Nations, during which he worked for refugees in South-east Asia at the peak of the boat people crisis and handled peace-keeping operations in the former Yugoslavia. Latterly, Tharoor occupied the role of Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information and in 2006 he was nominated as India's candidate for UN Secretary-General, emerging as strong second out of seven contenders. Publisher's note
Eine kleine Geschichte Indiens by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 79 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est à minuit dans la nuit du 14 au 15 août 1947 qu'est née une nouvelle nation. L'Inde compte aujourd'hui dix-huit langues officielles et vingt-deux mille dialectes, un milliard trente millions d'habitants, 35 % d'analphabètes et c'est pourtant le deuxième réservoir de savants et d'ingénieurs du monde. Tous les grands sujets qui ont marqué ce pays au cours des soixante dernières années sont ici abordés : la politique d'autarcie économique suivie par la libéralisation, les conflits entre adeptes du sécularisme et partisans du fondamentalisme religieux, la révolution silencieuse opérée par les politiques de discrimination positive et concrétisée par les bouleversements dans le système millénaire des castes, la corruption endémique. L'entrée de cette grande démocratie dans le XXIe siècle, sa place dans le monde industrialisé sont évoquées de manière magistrale. L'auteur souligne les choix que l'Inde doit effectuer sur les plans politique, religieux et économique, cruciaux pour son avenir comme pour celui de l'humanité dont un sixième vit sur le sol indien
The five-dollar smile : fourteen early stories & a farce in two acts by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 59 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
Die Erfindung Indiens das Leben des Pandit Nehru by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India, the future is now : the vision and road map for the country by her young parliamentarians( Book )

1 edition 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nehru/Gandhi dynasty( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 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
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India : from midnight to the millennium
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 storiesIndia : from midnight to the millennium and beyondThe five-dollar smile : fourteen early stories & a farce in two acts
Alternative Names
Shashi Tharoor.

Shashi Tharoor 1956-....

Shashi Tharoor homme politique indien

Shashi Tharoor Indiaas schrijver

Shashi Tharoor indischer UNO-Mitarbeiter

Shashi Tharoor indisk författare, politiker och diplomat

Shashi Tharoor indisk skribent, politikar og diplomat

Shashi Tharoor indisk skribent, politiker og diplomat

Шаши Тарур

شاشى ثارور

شاشي ثارور، 1956-

ششی تھرور

शशी तरूर

शशि थरूर

शशि थरूर भारतीय राजनेता, पूर्व राजनयिक

शशि थरूर भारतीय राजनीतिज्ञ र पूर्व राजनयिक

शशि थरूर भारतीय लेखक, राजनीतिक नेता आ भूतपूर्व डिप्लोमैट

শশী থারুর ভারতীয় রাজনীতিবিদ

ਸ਼ਸ਼ੀ ਥਰੂਰ

શશિ થરૂર

શશિ થરૂર ભારતીય રાજકારણી, રાજદ્વારી, લેખક

ଶଶି ଥରୂର ଭାରତୀୟ ରାଜନୀତିଜ୍ଞ

சசி தரூர்

షషి థరూర్

ಶಶಿ ತರೂರ್

ശശി തരൂർ

ശശി തരൂർ കേരളത്തിലെ രാഷ്ട്രീയ പ്രവർത്തകൻ

샤쉬 타루어

타루르, 샤시 1956-


沙希·塔魯爾 印度政治家,外交官,作家

English (326)

German (24)

French (18)

Spanish (4)

Italian (3)

Arabic (3)

Kannada (2)

Telugu (1)

Bengali (1)

Polish (1)

Tamil (1)

Malayalam (1)

Hindi (1)