16 Shashi Tharoor Books That Should Be on List Of Every Book Lover

You might need to sit with the dictionary!

Barkavi Pazhamuthirselvam

11 months ago|5 min read

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Shashi Tharoor was born on9 March 1956 in London, England. He is an Indian. He completed his studies in University of Delhi (BA) and Tufts University (MA, MALD, PhD). He is a writer, a Diplomat, a Politician by profession. He has been serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009. 

He started his writings at the age of 6. There is 19 Shashi Tharoor book in English. It's evident that he is strong and bold via his work words in the Shashi Tharoor book. Here is the list of 16 Shashi Tharoor Books which is written with amazing narration.

1. The Great Indian Novel

 The Great Indian Novel is one of  Shashi Tharoor books(fictional book). It takes the epic of Hindu mythology, Mahabharata. Shashi Tharoor books recast and recreate the epic in the context of the Independence Movement of India and also the first there decade after independence. 

A notable attribute of Tharoor edition of the older generation which results in the de-emphasis on the measures of the Pandavas and the Kauravas.

2. Show Businesses

Show Businesses is a satirical novel by Shashi Tharoor. From the casting couch, big egos, glitz and various forms of exploitation, we can relate this Shashi Tharoor book with Hollywood. He unfurls a story of collective treachery in the different choices of the important characters with the resonance of the culture. 

Shashi Tharoor books combine the style which also includes the film okay format. You'll end this book with a lot of pondering. Shashi Tharoor books on Bollywood culture and the Indian political scenes are reminiscent of Rushdie.

3. Riot

Riot is the one in the list of Shashi Tharoor books. His brilliance is unfolded in his style of narration. He experiments his masterly with the chronicling the mystery of the death of Priscilla Hart via antithetical accounts of multitudinous characters. 

This Shashi Tharoor book is all about the possession of history, love, hate, religious zealotry, the impossibility of knowing the veracity. Shashi Tharoor books are one of the best treats for book lovers.

4. India: From Midnight to the Millennium 

Next Shashi Tharoor book, we're going to look at is India: From Midnight to the Millennium. Here he scrutinizes and discusses a vast region of certain topics such as caste, India's democracy, Indra Gandhi, India's partition, transition from a socialist economy to a free-market economy in India. 

He strongly stands with the point that India stands at the most significant question facing the world at the end of the twentieth century. He also stated that the answers will decide the kind of the world hour the next generation will bring. Shashi Tharoor books feed our interest.

5. Bookless in Baghdad

Shashi Tharoor book here contains five parts such as inspirations, reconsideration, the literary life, appropriations and interrogations. This book is the bunch of previously published book reviews, articles and columns on writers. 

Here, he writes about his own experience when he visited Baghdad on UN initiative after the Gulf War. He also adds his literary musings.

6. India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in our Time

Next comes Shashi Tharoor book which is named as India Shastra: Regulations on the Nation in our Time. Here, he endeavours to reply to the main questions to demystify the tangled issues that have been shot up by the transformation of the nation which is in the process. 

In this Shashi Tharoor book, we can view the narration with the Indian society, economics and politics right up to the present time.

7. An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

Here, he unreels his impeccable research, trademark wit, acuity which is similar to the British rule in India. He boldly emphasised about 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 wrecks the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for the Empire including democracy freedom, political freedom, the rule of law, the railways. From this Shashi Tharoor book, you can clearly understand the era of darkness during the British Empire in India.

8. Why I Am A Hindu

In the Shashi Tharoor book, we can find the history of Hinduism along with its core tenets and also the socio cultural evolution in India parallel to the religion, while explaining his own religions convictions. 

It remains a repudiation of Hinduism, a rise in Indian society which depends upon the elucidation of the religion which was markedly different. And that's why it's of two parts divided into the history with the development and rise of modern Hindu nationalism.

9. The Paradoxical Prime Minister

This Shashi Tharoor book is a nonfiction book. Here Shashi Tharoor examines and questions about the occupancy of the correct Government. He frankly states his criticisms which is based on the facts and figures and with examples. 

10. The Hindu Way: An Introduction to Hinduism

In this Shashi Tharoor book, we can understand his examination of the fundamentals and complexities of Hinduism. He starts with his own beliefs on Hinduism, then his study and faith. He writes about the great souls who had given their major contribution to Hinduism like Adi Shankara, Patanjali, Ramanuja, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

11. Pax Indica

Do you have a keen interest in Indian politics? Then you should surely try this Shashi Tharoor book. This is based on the diplomacy of India and where it should focus on the changing period. 

Since Shashi Tharoor has good knowledge of politics, Shashi Tharoor book provides us with reliable details about the Indian foreign policy.

12. The Five Dollar Smile: Fourteen Early Stories and a Farce in Two Acts

Here, the next Shashi Tharoor book we're gonna look into is The Five Dollar Smile: Fourteen Early Stories and a Farce in Two Acts which is created with the takes that were published in magazines and newspapers by the author. It also includes various funny and touchy stories. 

The Story's themes range from death to conflict. The collections of college stories which are full of youthful charm are also included in this Shashi Tharoor book.

13. The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cellphone

This Shashi Tharoor book becomes the lover for all politics lover and non-fiction lovers. Here, he explains how India remained as one of the world's largest democracies after a lot of ups and downs and so many diversity. 

He weighs up his book with the nation's technological development and scientific improvement. He discusses politics, economics, sports, society and culture.

14. Nehru: The Invention of India

One of the best Shashi Tharoor book is Nehru: The Invention of India which was written in 2003. This is the short biography which describes the life of Jawaharlal Nehru who is the first prime minister of India. This book covers both of his personal and political aspects of India during his time. 

15. Tharoorosaurus

Another Shashi Tharoor book we gonna look upon is Tharoorosaurus. In this book, he shares nearly 53 examples from his vocabulary which is unusual words from each letter of the alphabet. No need to be a linguaphile to enjoy the interesting anecdotes and fun facts with the words. Be ready! Send off your hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia!

16. Unity, Diversity, and Other Contradictions: (Penguin Petit)

We all know that Indians are proud of 'Unity in Diversity' saying which is famously used to describe the ethos of our nation. How can one make sense of this? Read on this Shashi Tharoor book which brings up the reasons behind this. 

Books are the best society. Paragraphs are the best family. Sentences are the best individual. Words are the best soul. Read Shashi Tharoor book and add things to your knowledge.

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Barkavi Pazhamuthirselvam

A candid girl, who is constantly tormented by the cognizance of the little time she has in this sojourn and the apprehension of plummeting into mediocrity; whose path to the obscure future is illuminated by words; trying to consume as much literature as she can with a rabid, unquenchable thirst.

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