Review: The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor
Review / January 8, 2014

Author: Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Year: 1993
ISBN: 9781559701945
Rating: ★★★★☆
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This is one of those rare novels that live up to its name. The satire inherent in the title pervades the pages of the book, which is a fictional account of two of the most important components of Indian history/mythology- the Mahabharat and British-Indian politics. Conceptually, the mind boggles at the fusion of two such entities, but Tharoor manages to reconcile them, and how!