In his new, long-awaited novel, Shashi Tharoor, the acclaimed author of The Great Indian Novel and Show Business, whom the Independent (London) called "one of the finest novelists writing in English today", once again experiments masterfully with narrative form. The story revolves around a young American volunteer in India and the mystery surrounding the circumstances of her death. Like the Japanese classic Rashomon, in RIOT there are disturbingly different versions of the events, and everyone is convinced they hold the truth. In plot, style, and characterization, Shashi Tharoor's latest novel is a brilliant tour de force.
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Drawing on his political savvy as a senior United Nations official, Tharoor (India: From Midnight to the Millennium) has written an ingenious story of the investigation into the mysterious death of a young American woman during a Hindu-Muslim riot in a small Indian town, in 1989. When the parents of 24-year-old Priscilla Hart travel to India to find out the reason for their daughter's death, they encounter the slow and circuitous unfolding of their daughter's life in India. Working as a graduate student gathering information on family planning practices, and having fallen in love with a prominent, married law-enforcement official, Priscilla was na ve to the cultural and religious obligations that bound the man she loved, with heartbreaking results. Told through journal entries, interviews, newspaper clippings, and memories, the story unravels from a variety of perspectiveshistorical, political, personal, and religious. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.Michelle Reale, Elkins Park Free Lib., PA ...
One of most readable novel i have ever read. As you turn each page you do not cease yourself to turn next. Shashi Tharur has differenciate two cultures with immense power of heart touching love story that keep reader always mingling around the human feelings like love, hate, sexual attraction, communal hate,with certain facts of human life such as family responsibility, duty as nationalist. The writing format new narrative with different vintage points, with different people, with their different angle of perception of the situation.
Must read novel. A splendid work by Shashi Tharoor.
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272 pages $24.95, ISBN 1-55970-605-8 SHASHI THAROOR'S third novel, Riot, confirms that he strives for novelty in his fiction. ...
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It was after a reading from Shashi Tharoor's Riot. Madhur was first an actress, before her cooking eclipsed her other talent! Masoor Dal ...
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