The Mahabharata meets modern Indian history in an intellectual roller coaster ride of a novel. In Shashi Tharoor’s satirical masterpiece, the story of the. About the Author. Shashi Tharoor was born in London and brought up in Bombay and Calcutta. A winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize, he is the interim. Read Great Indian Novel book reviews & author details and more at general of the United Nations, Shashi Tharoor is the prize- winning, author of.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Some may see this as humour. Figures from Indian history are transformed into characters from mythology, and the mythical story of India is retold as a history of Indian independence and subsequent history, up through the s. Jan 01, Ankita rated it liked it Shelves: While some seem to have mistaken it for a version of Mahabharata, other have been looking for a story.

Also we need to accept the difficulty in getting all the important figures co The book indiaj the Mahabharata in the context of Indian independence struggle and few decades after the independence. An Era sahshi Darkness: The success against Karnistan boosts Priya Duryodhani’s popularity, but her rule grows increasingly oppressive.

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In book ten, Karna seeks power with the help of the Kaurava Party but the attempt fails. Yudhishthiraeldest of the five Pandava brothers, who embodies the concept of dharmajustice, honesty, virtue; the son of Kunti and the god Yama.

Gangaji is called for a meeting with the viceroy and entertains an uncomfortable Sir Richard with the tale hte why he drinks goat’s milk instead of cow’s milk. These are thought provoking and profound. On every level I loved this book and feel that india’s history, mythology, brilliance and complexity just played out grea front of me, enriching my life in all ways as great books do.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Great Indian Novel 3. I loved this book. She enters her own life as if for the first time. Ambika and Ambalika were each enough for any King with ripe rounded breasts novek weigh upon a man and skins of burnished gold to set him alight shasih, bodies long enough to envelop a monarch and full hips to invite him into them together, they drove Vichitravirya into a fatally priapic state.

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Yudhishtir suffers another publicity blow when he attends a speech by a holy man who uses the word “Untouchables” instead of “Harijans. Gelabin “Gelabin” is anagram of “Bengali”. Bhim saves a beautiful girl from her abusive brother, Hidimba “a large tharoot with a small goatee”and weds. All five Pandavas marry Draupadi, Ved Vyas using his father’s magic to ensure that she is a virgin for each of the five successive wedding nights.

Next page of related Sponsored Products. Otherwise, it is just a great read, not exploited to its fullest potential. It also comments on the Indian Independence Movement. When asked Yudhishtir confirms that “Ashwathaman is dead” and Drona dies without throwing grrat to Yudhishtir’s opponents in the People’s Front.

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They go into hiding in Varanavata. Mar 22, Vishal Kale rated it it was amazing.

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Kunti, hearing the news, repeats her firstborn son’s final gesture—by shaking her fist at the sun. A K Gopalancommunist leader and first opposition leader to central government.

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The book excels as a political satire; it is, however, more in rgeat Rushdie territory, in that here, Myth marries Politics but with the magical realism bit considerably toned down.

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Read more Read less. View all 6 comments. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Can she just live in the here and now? A unique, impassioned true-life story. Pandu the pale, the son of Ved Vyas and Ambalika, the younger heir to Vichitravirya, who is cursed with a heart condition that prevents him from enjoying sexual intercourse; he allows his two wives sexual freedom so that they may bear him sons the five Pandavas.