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Tharoor, Shashi 1956-

Works: 106 works in 436 publications in 10 languages and 8,178 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Educational films  Internet videos  Biographical television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9499.3.T535, 823
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India : from midnight to the millennium by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,313 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 )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,238 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 1,070 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 )

63 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van India tijdens de laatste honderd jaar, verteld op het stramien van het epos 'Mahabharata'
Riot by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 681 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 )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 580 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
Inglorious empire : what the British did to India by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

22 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inglorious Empire' tells the real story of the British in India from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj, revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India. 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. British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes on and demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial "gift" - from the railways to the rule of law -was designed in Britain's interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry
Reasons of state : political development and India's foreign policy under Indira Gandhi, 1966-1977 by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 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 215 WorldCat member 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
Pax Indica : India and the world of the 21st century by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An era of darkness : the British empire In India by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 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
Eine kleine Geschichte Indiens by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India : from midnight to the millennium and beyond by Shashi Tharoor( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 73 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
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 61 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
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 44 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 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
Nehru : l'invention de l'Inde by Shashi Tharoor( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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India : from midnight to the millennium
Alternative Names
Shashi Tharoor.

Shashi Tharoor 1956-....

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

شاشي ثارور، 1956-

ششی تھرور

शशी तरूर

शशि थरूर

শশী থারুর ভারতীয় রাজনীতিবিদ

ਸ਼ਸ਼ੀ ਥਰੂਰ

શશિ થરૂર

ଶଶି ଥରୂର ଭାରତୀୟ ରାଜନୀତିଜ୍ଞ

சசி தரூர்

షషి థరూర్

ಶಶಿ ತರೂರ್

ശശി തരൂർ

샤쉬 타루어

타루르, 샤시 1956-



沙希·塔鲁尔(Shashi Tharoor)

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 actsEpic India : M.F. Husain's Mahabharat Project